Public Statements


European Union

June 2018 - The World Shipping Council (WSC), together with the European Community Shipowners' Association and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) submits comments on the European Commission's Evaluation Roadmap for the review of the consortia block exemption regulation.  Read the comments.


March 2014 - The World Shipping Council (WSC), together with the European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) files comments with the European Commission in response to its proposal to extend the consortia block exemption until April of 2020.  Read the comments.


December 2013 - The World Shipping Council (WSC) offers comments to the European Parliament on various issues relating to draft legislation addressing the monitoring, reporting, and verification of CO2 emissions from vessels visiting the European Union. Read the comments.


June 2013 - The World Shipping Council (WSC), together with the European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) filed comments with the European Commission's Competition Directorate for its consideration as it reviews the European Union's Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (BER). 


 At the request of the European Commission, in March 2013, the World Shipping Council addressed a High-Level Workshop of European Member State representatives considering new security measures in response to the Commission's non-legislative report "Customs Risk Management and the Supply Chain." 

In support of the EU's legislative process to adopt a Union Customs Code (UCC), the WSC joined with other carrier and freight forwarder trade associations to develop and submit a paper that supports the approach of multiple filings from those parties that actually possess the specific information ehtat the EU determines is needed for advance cargo risk assessment. 


 The World Shipping Council joined several industry statements to the European institutions regarding the consultation process applied in the Modernization of the European Customs Code.

Read the Trade Contact Group letter to the European Commission of May 30, 2012

Read the WSC White Paper on Possible Revision of EU Cargo Data Filing Requirements of August 2011

Read the statement of several trade associations, including WSC, to the European Parliament on June 16, 2011

Read the Trade Contact Group letter to the European Commission of August 24, 2010

The World Shipping Council also regularly provides  comments to the European Commission on its regulatory proposals concerning Customs matters. Copies of those comments can be obtained by contacting WSC.

 


The World Shipping Council (WSC) submitted comments to the European Commission's DG Competition (DG COMP) in response to its request for input regarding the Commission Guidelines on the Application of Article 101 TFEU to Maritime Transport Services (the "Maritime Guidelines). ( June 2012)


The World Shipping Council submitted comments to the European Commission (EC) regarding Annex 30A: Advanced Cargo Data Elements for Risk Assessment purposes of the EC's draft regulations designed to establish an enhanced cargo risk analysis capacity. (April 18, 2006) Read the comments

 


The World Shipping Council filed comments with the European Commission on its draft regulations to establish an enhanced cargo risk analysis capacity through a European "24 Hour Rule" and an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program. The Council supports the strategy that requires the filing of shipment data 24 hours before vessel loading, a risk assessment of that cargo and a process that addresses any high-risk cargo concerns prior to vessel loading. We believe the interest of European commerce can be served by such a regime. (March 1, 2006)
Read the comments on the 24 Hour Rule
Read the comments on the AEO program