A.I.T.I. – 10 years of commitment to moving

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A.I.T.I. – 10 years of commitment to moving

This past 10 and 11 May, the Assembly/meeting of A.I.T.I. – Associazione Imprese Traslocatori Italiani was held in Trieste.

A member of Confetra, A.I.T.I., first established on 12 December 1953 and re-founded in 1980, was given a new Statute and new institutional aims in 2003. Rapidly summed up were all the events and important results achieved over the past ten years of activity. The major regulatory developments for MePA – Mercato Elettronico della Pubblica Amministrazione (electronic public administration market) were also shared, and the motivations for the demand for a Special Section for moving activity in the registry of road haulers for third parties were stressed.

At A.I.T.I.’s behest, institutional support was requested from Confetra and from the special administrations office of the Ministry of Defence, whose referents, Confetra President-Elect dott. Nereo Marcucci and special administrations office director Colonel Lucio Brancati, were on hand. The cordial message of greetings and best wishes from the Director General of the Ministry of Transport Dott. Enrico Finocchi, with important institutional and regulatory references, were also received with great satisfaction.

At the meeting, the general principles and the regulatory themes justifying A.I.T.I.’s request were stressed:

The moving service, performed by private parties – in operative areas in which public bodies do not act and do not deliver similar services – in favour of natural or legal persons that are dealing with an important and problematic episode in their existence, may be defined as a service of social interest and of public utility. Moving is the set of operations needed to transfer from one place to another the furniture and personal effects of one or more natural persons, or the furniture, technical equipment, and documentation of a legal person or of a public or private body.

The mover deals with transport, working on the streets, but also traverses sidewalks, enters into environments under public and private law, lobbies, stairways, and lifts; the mover enters offices of companies and bodies, and into people’s homes, with the consequent activation of specific obligations, risks, and liabilities; the mover often acts as shipper, dealing with techniques and regulations of sea and air transport. The mover is also involved in customs procedures, is called upon to apply complex tax regulations at times difficult to interpret, handles special goods that are at times difficult to identify, and must also see, with competence and in compliance with the regulations, to the circulation of artistic and cultural assets, subjected to severe regulation also on the EC level; the mover must also select and take out adequate insurance coverage for every area of activity. The mover does not receive the objects to be transferred already packed and classified for the various regulations in force, but sees to packing the furniture (and, when necessary, to disassembling and reassembling it), the equipment, and the documentation to be transferred, using selected materials; the mover also sees to boxing, cataloguing, and drawing up an inventory.

The mover is therefore a complex and qualified professional figure that carries out and coordinates all the operations needed to render a moving service, and its activity is among those for which the law instituting the registry of road haulers establishes a Special Section.