Region: Latin America and Caribbean
Country: Global / Non-Specific
The purpose of this guide is to establish the basic legal provisions, which currently requires the port sector and related services to ensure legal certainty and private investment, by means of concessions, permits, authorizations, transfer agreements, contracts or any other form of private participation in ports. In addition, provide a legal framework that enables a management and efficient and competitive operation, without obstructing environment measures, as well as port protection and security. It will also indicate the institutions, national authorities or agencies, which are necessary for the proper regulation, organization and management of the activities and port facilities, as well as determine their respective functions, powers and competences.
In the framework of the meetings of the Technical Advisory Group on Public Policy, Legislation and Regulation held during the 2012 and 2013 and in compliance with the Plan of Action of Cartagena (2014-2015); a thematic proposal was discussed aimed at achieving a minimum content of port legislation with the objective to put it forward to the wider membership of the CIP.
The tool promoted by the World Bank called model of General Law on Ports has been used as a basis for the establishment of this model. Also, other tools have been considered such as UNCITRAL - Rotterdam Rules.
Updated: April 12, 2022