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ITF on decarbonising shipping

This article was posted on April 17th, 2018 by under News

Ahead of the IMO meetings last week, the International Transport Forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued a report ‘Decarbonising Maritime Transport. Pathways to zero-carbon shipping by 2035’. (more…)

Multiannual Financial Framework

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Negotiations are progressing on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post 2020. This framework will provide the budget for the eight years to come as from 2021. The process is extremely complicated as all Member States must agree on this framework.


ESC annual report 2017

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ESC is delighted to share its 2017 annual report underlining the achievements and new priorities of the European Shippers’ Council. Please read the report here.

Legal customs developments in China

This article was posted on April 3rd, 2018 by under News

China is pushing forward Free Trade Agreements talks with more than 20 economies along the Belt and Road Initiative. During the last years, the country has been improving its customs legislation.

In 2016, China introduced new measures in the customs audit. (more…)

France to tax foreign trucks

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French Transport Minister Ms Elisabeth Borne plans to start a legislative process to tax foreign trucks. A definitive decision will be taken before the end of this year. Essential point will be that trucks in transit will have to contribute to the financing of the infrastructure network. The contribution could take the form of an additional tax on mineral oil (energy or excise tax), a vignette for heavy duty vehicles, or other tax measures for road hauliers. (more…)