10 Jul 2023 14:38

Press invitation : Antwerp : Cocaine seizures in the first half of 2023

The Minister of Finance, Vincent Van Peteghem, and the General Administrator of Customs and Excise, Kristian Vanderwaeren, will present the results of cocaine seizures in the port of Antwerp after the first 6 months of 2023.


During the press conference, an MoU (memorandum of understanding) will also be signed with terminal operators.


When? Wednesday, July 12 at 3pm.

Where? GIP Linkeroever (grens inspectie post), Sint-Antoniusweg 1795, 9130 Beveren.


15.00: press briefing

15.05: Speech by Minister of Finance, Vincent Van Peteghem

15.15: Presentation by the General Adminstrator Douane & Excises, Kristian Vanderwaeren

15.30: Speech by the private sector

15.40: Signing of MoU's with the terminal operators

15.50: Demo backscatter + container opening

16.15: Interviews 

On this occasion, the two spokespersons are replaced by Satoko Nakayama (satoko.nakayama@minfin.fed.be)