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EU and Indonesia Start Trade Talks

This article was posted on July 20th, 2016 by under News

On July 18, 2016, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Indonesian Minister of Trade Tom Lembong agreed to officially launch the negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the EU and Indonesia.

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Carriers’ Commitments on Price Transparency Accepted by Commission

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The commitments of fourteen container liner shipping companies to increase price transparency for customers and to reduce the possibility to coordinate prices have been accepted by the European Commission. The Commission adopted a decision to make these commitments legally binding on the carriers for a period of three years starting from 7 December 2016.

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Europe Air Cargo Increased in May

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On July 6, 2016, Airports Council International (ACI) reported that airfreight traffic across the European airport network grew by 2.8 percent in May. EU airports showed a 3.8 percent growth rate, while non-EU airports indicated a decline of 4.4 percent.

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New Central Data Repository For Containers Online

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The BIC Technical Characteristics Database (TCD) allows shippers to obtain container characteristics by using the container’s operational number. The focus has been on container tare weight for method 2 of the SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) declarations, thereby enabling shippers to access this information more easily.

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For shippers, surcharges without explanation

This article was posted on July 19th, 2016 by under News

Shippers from all over the world are now confronted with extra surcharges, longer lead times and changed cut-off times imposed by other stakeholders in the maritime supply chain. These charges are applied without any sensible explanation and regardless of shippers being compliant before or since July 1st or being not compliant at all.

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Approval National Parliaments Necessary for CETA Deal

This article was posted on July 12th, 2016 by under News

After pressure from Member States the Commission has decided on July 5, 2016, to use the mixed agreement to ratify the trade deal between the EU and Canada, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). This means that the approval of national parliaments is necessary.

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