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Greek Boats Used in ‘High Sea’ Navigation VAT Exempt

Recreational boat owners in Greece operating in “high seas” will be exempt from VAT, according to amendments made to a ministerial decision.

Ministers Present Greece’s New Shipping E-registry

The ministries of economy and shipping presented the new e-registry for Greek-flagged private and professional leisure boats and professional boats under foreign flags.

Greece Launches E-registry for Private and Professional Boats

Greek-flagged leisure boats, professional boats under foreign flags and daily cruise ships must be enlisted by their owners on the new AADE electronic registry.

Environmental Protection, Sustainability Top ICOMIA Athens Agenda

Greece's marina infrastructure and environmental protection policies topped the agenda of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018 held in Athens.

Less Red Tape to Propel Greek Sea Tourism, Says Kountoura

Enacting laws which will facilitate licensing procedures and cut red tape will allow for the development of marina infrastructure in Greece, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Shipping Minister Talks Investment at ICOMIA Marinas Conference

Ways to attract investments in marina infrastructure were discussed during the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Athens.

Greek Shipping Minister Says VAT on Professional Watercraft to be ‘Resolved’

Greek Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis has pledged to resolve the issue of value added tax (VAT) on professional watercraft imposed by the EU.

Marine Tourism Big Boost to Greece’s GDP, INSETE Finds

Marine tourism accounts for a considerable part of Greece’s GDP and employment, according to a study released by INSETE.

Greek Yachting Tourism Bodies Urge PM to Annul New Taxation Regulation

Greece’s yachting tourism professionals are calling for the annulment of a decision that does away with tax-deductibles concerning recreational watercraft. 

Greek Recreational Craft Laws to Take Effect End of January

Laws regulating recreational craft, boats and watercraft are set to take effect at the end of January, the Greek shipping ministry announced.

New Levy to Burden Watercraft Owners Docking in Greece

A levy to be imposed on all types of sea craft, the so-called recreational and day boat tax or TEPAI, will further burden marine tourism, sector professionals say.