Guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The comprehensive 48-page document has been produced in collaboration with prominent international bodies.
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In March 2019, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched a major public consultation on the development a multilateral digital taxation framework for global application (i.e. not just by OECD nations).
In 2019, a new edition of the ICS Guidelines for Owners and Masters on Prevention of Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse on board ships was published. It has already sold over 12,000 copies, demonstrating how seriously this matter is taken by shipping companies.
IMO is a UN Specialized Agency and its authority as shipping’s global regulator is ultimately derived from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which provides the fundamental legal framework for the use and protection of the world’s oceans.
Submitted by: ICHCA, ICS, IVODGA and WSC, Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers, 7th Session, Agenda Item 6, July 2020.
Submitted by ICS Council, 32nd extraordinary session, Agenda Item 4, May 2020.
International Chamber of Shipping welcomes extension of EU Consortia Block exemption for liner shipping
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the confirmation by the European Commission of the extension of the EU Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (BER), without change to the current EU competition regime until at least April 2024.
Submitted by ICS Maritime Safety Committee, 102nd Session, Agenda Item 13, March 2020.
Submitted by the Cook Islands and ICS, Maritime Safety Committee, 102nd Session, Agenda Item 6, March 2020.
JOINT OPEN LETTER TO UNITED NATIONS AGENCIES FROM THE GLOBAL MARITIME TRANSPORT INDUSTRY FACILITATING CREW CHANGES TO KEEP WORLD TRADE MOVING THROUGHOUT THE COVID-19 CRISIS