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Tonnage tax, a golden opportunity for the Swiss shipping industry

Article by Alberto Genovesi, Chairman and Marco Moschen, Vice Director, Fidinam & Partners SA On February 24th, 2021 the Swiss federal government launched a consultation procedure in order to evaluate the draft law on tonnage tax. More than 90% of goods manufactured worldwide is shipped at least once and Switzerland is such an attractive and […]

CAS Commodity Professional and LCTA Scholarship

Since 2018 the Lugano Commodity Trading Association (LCTA) offers every year a scholarship opportunity for the CAS Commodity Professional (next edition: 6 May 2021). Study content Commodity trading and related services have grown significant in the Swiss economy, and they are expanding even further. These companies are in search of talents. In cooperation with the Lucerne University […]

Matteo Somaini, President at Lugano Commodity Trading Association, Interview by Corriere del Ticino

Published on March 9, 2021 – translated in English by LCTA Ticino is experiencing good growth in the commodities trading sector. What are the characteristics that enable this trend? Many characteristic elements of the “Swiss System” are fundamental for the sector, to name just a few: political stability and legal certainty, tax conditions and a […]

Greetings from the Mayor of Lugano

Article by Marco Borradori, Mayor of Lugano Dear Members of the Lugano Commodity Trading Association (LCTA), 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of your Association. LCTA has evolved considerably over the years attracting more and more companies active in commodity trading, shipping, insurance and commodity trade finance. With their commitment, the founders of the LCTA have […]

Bruno Mazzarelli / Oil&Bio Trade SA

Bruno Mazzarelli Commercial and logistic manager What is the core activity of your company? Does your company focus on particular geographic markets? Oil & Bio Trade SA founded in Switzerland, it is a professional provider of renewable energy services and solutions that improves access and promotes the adoption of clean and energy-efficient technologies. The company […]

EITI puts traders under spotlight on government deals

Article by Dr. Pietro Poretti On 28 September 2020 the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) released new reporting Guidelines for companies buying oil, gas and minerals from governments. Payments by companies purchasing natural resources generate a significant portion of public revenues in some of the world’s poorest countries. Such payments are exposed to governance risks […]

3 March 2021
Webinar EITI Guidelines Principle

3 March 2021, 17.00-18.00 CET Venue: online via Zoom Registration Please register at this linkuntil 2 March 2021. The webinar is free of charge During the webinar Dr. Pietro Poretti will deepen the questions related to the “EITI guidelines principle”. Moreover, he wrote for LCTA an interesting article that you can find on our website. […]

Andrea Organista / Armator Shipping

Andrea OrganistaChartering Manager What is the core activity of your company? Does your company focus on particular geographic markets? The main activity of our company is to manage (commercially and technically) and operate vessel and cargoes into the dry bulk sector. We mainly focus our attention on the handysize market up to the Ultramax one. […]