Foreign shipping companies in Greece

Foreign Shipping Companies establishing an Office or a Branch in Greece
(under the provisions of Law 27/1975 and 3427/2005)

Branches or Offices of Foreign Companies dealing exclusively with:


The Management of Vessels


Average Adjustments/ Insurance Services


Brokerage in the Sale and Purchase of vessels


Sale and Purchase of vessels


Chartering of Ships under Greek or Foreign Flag may be exempted from income taxation, despite having a permanent establishment in Greece, in exchange for their obligation to import foreign currency to finance their local operation.

It is mandatory for a Bank Guarantee from a Greek or a foreign bank of acknowledged standing to be deposited, which will be forfeited in favor of the Greek State in case of breach of the provisions of Law 89/67.

The Minimum of funds imported and spent on office expenses in Greece amount to USD 50.000,00.

They are entitled to the following facilities concerning the taxation, provided they are exclusively engaged in commercial activities whose objects lie outside Greece:

Total exemption of the Company from:


Custom duties


Import taxes


Stamp duties




Turnover tax


Luxury tax and any other taxes, duties or charges in favor of the State


Total exemption from taxes, duties, or charges for any article necessary for equipping their office in Greece


Exemption from income tax

The only Current Tax Liability is a tax that varies accordingly to the amount imported and spent in Greece.

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Tel. No. GR: +30 693 248 8888 | +30 210 361 15 05 | +30 210 362 78 89 | +30 6937 22 88 88

Tel. No. DOMINICA: +17672751888

Tel. No. UAE:  +971506689558

Tel. No. MALTA: +35699884534

Emergency and A.O.H.: +306934555555 , +306937228888

Fax:  +302103617848 , +302103387088


3 Mavromichali Street,
GR 10679 Athens, GREECE | [email protected]

Dominica Office :
36 Great George Street Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
00112 West Indies 

Antigua & Barbuda Office:
Suite No. 4 Woods Centre
Friars Hill Road, P.O. Box W1516,
St. John’s, Antigua, West Indies

St Lucia:
20, Micoud Street, Castries
P.O. Box 189
Saint Lucia


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General Inquiries:
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IP Practice:
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Shipping Practice:
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Dominica Office:
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St Lucia Office:
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