2015 ECASBA Seminar Brussels – Presentations

Session 2: Recognition and Licensing of the Ship Agent

Recognition and Licensing of the Ship Agent – An Overview

An overview of the ECASBA initiative to secure enhanced recognition for the ship agent, presented by Antonio Belmar da Costa, ECASBA Chairman

Recognition of the Ship Agent – the German View

Presented by Dr. Alexander Geisler, Director of ZVDS, the German Shipbrokers’ Association

Session 3: Customs for the Ship Agency Sector

The Role of the Customs Representative Under the Union Customs Code

Presented by Dr. Panayota Anaboli, Head of Sector A2 DG-TAXUD

Customs Infringements and Sanctions – A Proposed Legal Framework

A second presentation by Dr. Anaboli on actions to harmonise the regime for customs infringements and sanctions  across Europe

The Impact of the Papismedov Case on the Carrier and Ship Agent Under the Community and Union Customs Codes

A presentation  by Michel Cornette and Veronique Beeckx of Elegis, Antwerp on the impact of this important Belgian legal decision on pan-European customs legislation development

Risk Management of Possible Customs Liability for the Ship Agent under the Union Customs Code

A summary by Hilde Bruggeman, Coordinator of the ECASBA Customs & Transit Working Group of the anticipated impact of the Union Customs Code on the ship agent

Session 4: Short Sea Shipping – Where Do We Go From Here?

The Impact on Shipping of the North Sea and Baltic SECA – Early Indications

Early indications of the impact of the SECA regime on shipping ion the North and Baltic Seas, presented by Lieselot Marinus, Director of ECSA

The European Shortsea Network – The Way Forward

Presented by Jean-Marie Millour of the French Shortsea Promotion Centre

Session 5: Trends and challenges for the international shipping industry: insights from the EU and International Maritime Transport Study 2014-2015

Analysis and Evolution of International and EU Shipping

A summary of the early findings of a Study on the Analysis and Evolution of International and EU Shipping, presented by Menno Langeveld of Panteia Consulting and Prof. Thierry Vanelslander of the University of Antwerp