Ports, state fees: Regional Administrative Law Court (TAR) of Tuscany accepts claims presented by Marina Cala de’ Medici

The MD Ratti: “Clarity necessary for rebirth of the field of sailing”

Florence, 15th March 2018 – The TAR of Tuscany has accepted six claims made by the company Marina Cala de’ Medici SpA against definition of the state fee applied in the City of Rosignano Marittimo. In particular, with regards to application of the principle sanctioned by the Constitutional Court with the ruling n. 29/2017, with reference to the state fee concession that includes the creation of infrastructures by the dealer, the nature and characteristics of the goods included in the concession should be taken into consideration and not the characteristics that the goods themselves have undertaken following investments and work carried out by the dealer.

In other words, as sustained by Marina Cala de’ Medici, according to the 2007 Budget the fee should be in line with the surface areas (land and sea) representing the original subject of the concession, instead of the consistencies found (through the form D1) once the work has been completed, following huge investments made for execution of the tourist port.

The President of the Board of Directors of Marina Cala de’ Medici, the solicitor Flavia Pozzolini (who has also represented the company in court), expresses her satisfaction in seeing such a request accepted because following approval of the 2007 Budget it did not appear to have aroused the interest of operators of the right, but succeeded in mitigating the counterposed interests in question.

Matteo Italo Ratti, the MD of the company and also Councillor of the Committee of the Advisory Board of Italian Sailing with mandate to the Ports and Marinas commented: “This ruling represents a mile stone in Italian ports. After more than 10 years of controversies and uncertainties, things have finally been clarified. Clarity necessary for rebirth of the field of sailing, with economic-financial solidity of the port infrastructures of the country at the base of its recovery”.

The President of Nautica Italiana, Lamberto Tacoli intervened on the topic: “this ruling represents a very important result or the entire field of sailing in Italy. Nautica Italiana has also supported the position of legal coherence of Marina Cala de’ Medici, supporting the Port and Marine companies, representing more than 8% of the Partners, representing an excellence of the Country”.

Nautica Italiana is the Association, affiliated with Altagamma, born in 2015 following an initiative of the 25 most important Italian brands of the field of sailing. The objective is to guarantee representation to Made in Italy, to its style and its culture, with a strong level of commitment aimed at export, the national and international reputation, as well as relations with companies from this field and similar ones.

Nautica Italiana has more than 100 associate companies, identifying the entire field in terms of representation of turnover and its various fields: the shipbuilding industry and new buildings (31%), refitting and repairs (9%), accessories and components (23%), services (25%), marina (8%) and designer (4%). On the basis of 2017 figures, the global turnover of partners of Nautica Italiana exceeds 1.8 billion euro for a total of more than 4,000 direct workers.

The tourist port of Marina Cala de’ Medici is an advanced structure located in a suggestive stretch of the Tuscan coast, between Castiglioncello and Rosignano Marittimo, in the heart of the Etruscan Coast. It can be easily reached by plane and also has good connection with the motorway.