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Less Time for the Rest
Issues on foreign trade and international cargo carriage made up the majority of the work of transport lawyers, says Artem Skorobogatov, associate partner of International Law Offices. Introduction of grain export quotas in 2010 and their replacement by duties on 2011 caused a number of claims and disputes between the parties to foreign trade in international arbitration courts. Moreover, the complications with the customs clearance of goods led to significant losses of the consignees and material change of the transit and import cargo flows.
In addition the news covered a wide range of marine accidents in Ukraine.
“We cannot but mention inauguration of the first private container terminal TIS with the direct transatlantic service ECUMED from Maersk as it is one of the significant transport events of 2011”, he adds. Development of a variety of important transport regulatory documents (the Acts of Ukraine On Sea Ports and On Container Carriages, Customs Code of Ukraine) also required active involvement of transport experts.
“Next year will hardly give much time for the rest. Ukraine’s accession to the International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships (1952) will correct the arrest mechanisms of the vessels in Ukrainian ports. In case the mentioned regulatory documents come into force, the transport business of the country will be shaken by many revolutions which, in turn, will lead to a rise in the legal workload”, the expert concluded.
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