Ship Agencies
According to Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 5 of Section 112 of the Law “On the Maritime Code”, the companies meeting the below mentioned requirements shall be allowed to provide shipping agency services in the Port of Liepaja:
1.
it is of good reputation, that is, the employees of the ship agent have not been sentenced for intentional criminal offences against property or in the field of national economy and the conviction has not been set aside or extinguished, no written justified unfavourable opinions from port, State or local government institutions regarding their professional activity during the last year have been received;
2.
it is financially secure: its fixed capital is not less than 7 114 euro, financial resources comply with the activities to be performed (certified with an annual account, an auditor’s report or statements issued by credit institutions), as well as all payments to the State budget have been made (certified with statements issued by the relevant institutions regarding payments made into the State budget); it has entered into a ship agent’s professional activity civil liability insurance contract.
The National Association of Latvian Ship Brokers and Agents shall examine the professional knowledge and skills in carrying out ship agency services in the relevant ports of Latvia of natural persons – employees of ship's agents and shall issue certificates on compliance with the professional knowledge and skills of the employees of the ship’s agents.
1. An application, justifying the necessity to conclude the agency agreement, a contact person, the company address, postal address and banking details;

2. Copies of the Certificate of Registration and Articles of Association (Statutes);

3. Statement on the signatory rights;

4. Statement from the State Revenue Service for the payment of taxes;

5. Copies of the certificates of two shipping agents, who have been certified for provision of agency services in the Port of Liepaja;

6. Summary of the business idea, providing information on the proposed business in the Port of Liepaja, including information on the anticipated key indicators, i.e. the number of vessels to be serviced, gross tonnage etc.
Companies
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