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Two rulings - one by the Supreme Court of Belgium, the other by the Court of Appeals in Brussels - raise new issues about the definition of the contract of carriage and the application of the Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods by Road under Belgian law. The cases may also prompt a reassessment of the status and obligations of forwarders, shippers, carriers and delivery operators.
The main rules on the legal framework for liberalization of the Belgian rail sector have finally been adopted. Under the new structure, the state railway has been reshaped into a holding company, which owns two subsidiaries. The first is the railway undertaking carrier, while the second is vested with the management of the railway infrastructure.