BIMCO’s Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report for 2018

On 18th January 2019 BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, published annual report named “Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report”. The report collected input from 144 ships covering 381 terminals. The questionnaire consists of 36 specific questions divided into the following five main categories: mooring and berth arrangements, terminal services, terminal equipment, information exchange between […]

Costa Rica accedes to the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR), Hamburg, 27 April 1979.

On 7th January 2019 at IMO Headquarters in London, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United Kingdom, Rafael Ortiz Fábrega, met with IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim to deposit the instrument of accession to the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR). Thus, Costa Rica became the 112th State which accede the treaty. Currently, the […]

Amendments to the Labour Code

Amendments to the Act of 26 June 1974 – Labour Code entered into force on 1 January 2019. The amendment provides, among other things, that the payment of remuneration is to be made to the payment account indicated by the employee, unless the employee has submitted an application for payment of remuneration to their own […]

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year!

May the holiday spirit be with you and your family today and throughout the New Year. Merry Christmas!   The RG & Co. team

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

The Economic Partnership Agreement signed on 17 July 2018 between the European Union and Japan was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday 12 December 2018. This agreement provides for the abolition of most of the existing customs duties, as more than 90% of EU exports to Japan will be free of customs duties. This […]

The Senate adopted a draft of the Sea Fisheries Act.

On 23 November 2018 the Senate of the Republic of Poland adopted without amendment the Act of 9 November 2018 amending the Sea Fisheries Act and certain other acts. The amendment provides, among other things, for the establishment of a central government administration body appointed by the Prime Minister at the request of the minister […]

Maritime border in the Baltic Sea – Polish-Danish consensus

On 1 November 2018 the Republic of Poland and the Kingdom of Denmark have reached a consensus on the route of the maritime border in the Baltic Sea. After many years, Denmark and Poland have agreed on a maritime border in the Baltic Sea which, after the entry into force of the relevant Agreement, will […]

Changes in perpetual usufruct.

On 5 October 2018, the Act of 20 July 2018 on transformation of the right of perpetual usufruct of land developed for housing purposes into the right of ownership of such land came into force. In accordance with the above mentioned legal act, as of 1 January 2019, the right of perpetual usufruct of land […]

Resignation of the only board member – planned amendment of the Commercial Companies Code.

  In accordance with the draft amendment of some acts adopted by the Council of Ministers in order to introduce simplifications for entrepreneurs in the tax and commercial law (“MŚP” Package), the Commercial Companies Code will also be amended. The changes concern, among others, article 202 of the Commercial Companies Code (expiration of the mandate […]

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