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COVID-19: the I.P.R. F.T.T. addresses the Italian Government


The International Provisional Representative of the Free Territory of Trieste – I.P.R. F.T.T. has sent to the Italian Government a note regarding the enforcement of the measures to contain and manage the COVID-19 epidemic emergency in the present-day Free Territory of Trieste and in its international Free Port.


The temporary civil administration of the present-day Free Territory of Trieste is sub-entrusted to the Italian Government by the Governments of the United States of America and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on behalf of the UN Security Council.


The note is published in English here| and in Italian here

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Port of Trieste: the I.P.R. F.T.T. joins the EU procedure regarding the taxation of Italian Ports


The I.P.R. F.T.T. has submit an official intervention in the European Commission’s procedure State aid SA.38399 (2018/E) Corporate Taxation of Ports in Italy. The intervention, lodged on 8 February under protocol number 2020/01608, revolves on the international Free Port and the customs port of Trieste.


The EU procedure considers that Italy is not levying the corporate income tax on its Port System Authorities, which administer Italian ports, and it does also include the Italian Port Authority of Trieste and Monfalcone among them. In November 2019, the Commission concluded its consultations.


The I.P.R. F.T.T. considers that the international Free Port and the customs port of Trieste are not ports of the Italian State, but ports of the present-day Free Territory of Trieste, established with the 1947 Treaty of Peace and sub-entrusted, since 1954, to the temporary civil administration of the Italian Government by the Governments of the United States, in their role of primary administering Governments, and of the United Kingdom on behalf of the UN Security Council.


The intervention is published here.

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International Free Port of Trieste: Italian Government and Port Authority summoned before Court for breaches of law and for agreements with China


The International Provisional Representative of the Free Territory of Trieste – I.P.R. F.T.T. has summoned before Court the Italian Government, some of its Ministries, and some of its bodies, including the Port Authority, under the accusation of violating the legal status and tax regime of the international Free Port of Trieste, and for concluding illegitimate agreements with State enterprises of the People’s Republic of China. The first hearing is to take place on 9 April 2020.


The writ of summon summarizes the legal foundation of the question of Trieste, it is published here.

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Illegitimate agreement between the Italian Port Authority in Trieste and China Communications Construction Company:

diplomatic protest of the I.P.R. F.T.T.


On March 26th, 2019, the International Provisional Representative of the Free Territory of Trieste – I.P.R. F.T.T. has sent an official note to the Italian Government protesting the  agreement signed in Rome by the President of the Italian Port Authority in Trieste, Zeno d'Agostino with China Communications Construction Company - CCCC on March 23rd.


The protest note explains the grounds of absolute illegitimacy of the  agreement signed by that Port Authority and requests the administering Italian Government to take all measures needed to restore the rule of law in the management of the   international Free Port and of  the customs port of the present-day Free Territory of Trieste. Otherwise, the I.P.R. F.T.T. is activating all needed legal defences.


The protest note is published here.

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The Free Territory of Trieste

and the other European micro-states


The Free Territory of Trieste - F.T.T. is established and recognized since 15 September 1947 as a Member State de jure of the United Nations, under the aegis of the Security Council and with an international Free Port by virtue of Resolution S/RES/16 (1947) of the Security Council and of the Treaty of Peace with Italy signed at Paris on 10 February 1947, and with the successive territorial changes occurred with Security Council Resolutions S/RES/753(1992) and S/RES/754 (1992).

Location of the Free Territory of Trieste and other small European States.

Therefore, the Free Territory of Trieste is one of the eight micro-states of Europe, along with Monaco, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, San Marino, Vatican City, Andorra and Malta. It has an established tradition of independence since the XIII century, confirmed through half a millennium of voluntary connection with Austria (1382-1918), interrupted by 27 years of Italian occupation and annexation (1918-45) and restored by the Treaty of Peace of 1947.

The Free Territory & Free Port of Trieste:

commercial, fiscal, financial advantages

and international strategic roles

Content: synthesis of the current legal status, of the commercial and financial advantages, as well as of the strategic roles of the Free Territory of Trieste as independent, Euro-Mediterranean micro state without public debt, equipped with an international Free Port, free in term of taxes, banking, insurances, holding rights to mint or issue its own currency, to have its own stock exchange, naval register and aeronautic register.

The present-day Free Territory of Trieste

1.The Free Territory of Trieste


The Free Territory of Trieste - F.T.T. is established and recognizes since 15 September 1947 as a Member State de jure of the United Nations, under the aegis of the Security Council and with an international Free Port by virtue of Resolution S/RES/16 (1947) of the Security Council and of the Treaty of Peace with Italy signed at Paris on 10 February 1947, and with the successive territorial changes occurred after Security Council Resolutions S/RES/753(1992) and S/RES/754 (1992).

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