The Liner Shipping Industry Supports the Commission’s Proposed Extension of Commission Regulation (EC) No 906/2009
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Preliminary comments on proposed changes to the OECD model tax convention dealing with the operation of ships and aircraft in international traffic
In summary, the international shipping industry is broadly satisfied with the status quo with respect to the current text of the Convention, including Article 8. However, with respect to the current text of Article 15, opinions within the shipping industry appear to differ. ICS is cautious about commenting on proposed changes whose wider implications are difficult to fully understand, despite having been carefully studied by our members. ICS therefore suggests that the proposed changes to the OECD Model Convention need to be subjected to a far more comprehensive review.
The ICS paper explains the significant challenges the shipping industry has faced in responding to the crisis in the Indian Ocean during the period 2007-2013.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners, has issued a paper drawing upon the international shipping industry’s experience of Somali-based piracy during the period 2007 to 2013.
The purpose of this initial informal submission is to present the view of the liner shipping industry with respect to the need for continuation of the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (BER), with the aim of assisting the Commission as it continues its review of the Consortia BER. WSC, ECSA, and ICS respectfully urge the Commission to continue the current successful policy authorized by Article 103 of the Treaty and by Council Regulation (EC) No 246/2009 by extending the Consortia BER for at least another five years.
Treatment of Shipping in the UN Model Double Taxation Convention between Developed and Developing Countries
Comments by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the World Shipping Council(WSC)
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) - the principal international trade association for shipowners, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – has voiced serious concerns about toll increases just announced by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), to be implemented on 1 May 2013.
MSC 90/20/8 – Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships – Guidance for Flag States on Measures to Prevent Somalia-based Piracy
Submission by ICS, ITF, BIMCO, Intertanko, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Group of P&I Clubs, ICC-IMB, IPTA, SIGTTO, WSC, Maritime Safety Committee, 90th Session, Agenda Item 20, March 2012.