RUCIP European Committee - the organisation that looks after the rules and practices of the Inter-European Trade in Potatoes - has a new internal organisation and new leadership: The new internal organisation of the RUCIP European Committee as of January 1, 2021 aims to maintain the continuity and professionalism of RUCIP.
Whilst its European Secretariat remains in Brussels and is administered by Europatat, Ms Cristina Pohlmann, Assistant to the Director of the Deutscher Kartoffelhandelsverband e.V. (DKHV), has been appointed as the new RUCIP European Delegate.
The change of location of the RUCIP European Secretariat to the Europatat’s office in Brussels in 2017 was meant to improve the functioning of RUCIP, offer better services and professionalise the management of its different activities.
To maintain these objectives, the RUCIP European Committee has revamped its internal structure, making a distinction between the European Secretariat and the European Delegate Office: Whilst the European Secretariat remains in charge of the day-to-day administration of the RUCIP European Committee (including finances, communication and organisation of meetings and trainings), the European Delegate Office is from where the European Delegate handles expertise and arbitration requests.
Next to that, the RUCIP European Committee has appointed Ms Cristina Pohlmann, Assistant to the Director of the Deutscher Kartoffelhandelsverband e.V. (DKHV), as the new RUCIP European Delegate.
Ms Pohlmann has been working for DKHV since 2015 and is currently running the German RUCIP Office for expert assessments and the German "Berliner Vereinbarung" Arbitration Office. These are advantages that are non-negligible, as she perfectly masters the RUCIP rules, has an extensive experience in managing arbitration cases and also participates in the meetings of the RUCIP Working Group devoted to the modernisation of the current rules.
The updated RUCIP rules (including a revamped organigram and a new Annex with the position description and responsibilities of the European Secretariat and the European Delegate) are available for free in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish on the website of RUCIP (www.rucip.eu).