NEXT STEP TAKEN FOR NEW BELGIAN MARITIME CODE

Next step taken for new Belgian Maritime Code

The council of ministers has sent the draft of the new Maritime Code to the Council of State on 22 December 2017.

With this step the preparations of this big reform have come to an end. Since 2006 a team of shipping law specialists has been working on this draft. After some public consultations and negotiations with several stakeholders it has been decided by the government to leave out two controversial parts of the reform. Marine insurance and cargo claims have been lifted out of the reform.

At the moment the next step is to wait for the decision of the Council of State. We hope of course to announce you very soon the entry into force of the new Belgian Maritime Code.

For more information, please contact Peter Van de Vijver or Philippe Van Dijck.

Gepubliceerd in: Juridisch nieuws