Bari, Italy (PortSEurope) November 22, 2018 – The Short Master training in “Ports, Retroports and Special Economic Zones” has started at the Bari office of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Meridionale (AdSP – Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority).
The opening day, held at the Terminal Cruises of Bari, saw the participation of AdSP president Ugo Patroni Griffi, AdSP Secretary General Tito Vespasiani, representatives of the Customs Agency Mariangela Polini and dott.ssa Annarita De Salvatore, Antonio Leandro, professor of international law of the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”; 51 students from various parts of Italy, including employees of the Harbor System Authority of the Southern Adriatic Sea, the Ionian Sea Port Authority Authority, the Customs Agency, the ports of Messina and Civitavecchia, in addition to freelance professionals and graduates.
The objectives of the course are to deepen, through an analysis that involves the main legal, economic, fiscal, environmental aspects, the theme of Special Economic Zones and related activities: from taxation to the environment, from the blue economy to development ports, retroports and airports, from integrated logistics to technology transfer, through virtuous experiences and best practices.
The main aim of the Short Master Course, the first in Italy dedicated to the ZES theme, is to offer, on the theoretical and practical level, a panorama of transversal skills that takes into account, not only the recent establishment, in the South of Italy, of the Economic Zones Specials, but also the advantages, disadvantages and related problems related to the use of differentiated tax models in port and back-port areas; in this perspective, the need to train, through a highly specialized and performing path, professional figures with a wealth of knowledge that is immediately and validly usable is evident.
“The SEZs are a real driving force for development not only for the port, but for the whole territory”, comments the president of AdSP Ugo Patroni Griffi. In order to fully exploit the broad benefits that will reverberate, you will need to be ready with highly trained and competent personnel. The Special Economic Zones are not a product but a process that takes place over time. A decisive step for the transition from the Red Economy to the Blue Economy.”
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