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24 April 2019
On 4 April 2019 the Chamber of Representatives enacted the new Maritime Code. The act must now be published in the Official State Gazette and will come into effect on the first day of the month one year after its publication.
The new code will replace – to a large extent, but not completely – numerous provisions in several existing codes.
The new code is over 470 pages long and consequently cannot be explained in a few lines.
At present, it suffices to highlight some of the major changes that will be introduced in relation to existing legislation:
Drafting the act took more than 10 years of preparation and some aspects, especially those regarding carriage on interior waterways, remain to be addressed in additional legislation.
For further information on this topic please contact André Kegels at Kegels & Co by telephone (+32 3 257 1771) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Kegels & Co website can be accessed at www.kegels-co.com.
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