Shipping and Transport Bulletin — April–May 2013 issue
The April–May 2013 issue of the Shipping and Transport Bulletin is available now. In this newsletter, Emilio De Giorgi, antitrust law expert active in NCTM’s London office, analyses the recent decision by the European Commission not to extend the application of the system of partial exemption of the principles of the EU Treaty to maritime transport — a scenario that could cause significant difficulties to the entire maritime industry.
Our Custom department in Genoa signals a recent Court case that deals with the statute of limitation of the Italian Customs assessment to importation of goods.
We then analyse the application of the “RETLA Clause” to a bill of lading. An English ruling once again imposes on the shipowner and his captain certain specific obligations that are deemed as necessary to avoid unpleasant surprises…
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