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).
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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.
Agenda: AMENDMENTS TO THE IMDG CODE AND SUPPLEMENTS Submitted by: ICHCA, ICS, IVODGA and WSC
Agenda: PROPOSALS FOR THE FACILITATION OF SHIPPING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Submitted by ICS
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.
Agenda: HUMAN ELEMENT, TRAINING AND WATCHKEEPING Submitted by ICS
Agenda: DEVELOPMENT OF FURTHER MEASURES TO ENHANCE THE SAFETY OF SHIPS RELATING TO THE USE OF FUEL OIL Submitted by the Cook Islands and ICS
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
Port state control authorities will begin to enforce the IMO’s Sulphur 2020 from 1st March, making it an offense for ships to carry fuel that contains a sulphur content higher than 0.5 percent unless the ship has an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System.