Shipping Conferences

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In 1979, in order to ensure that Member State accession to a proposed UN Convention on a Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences would be in conformity with their EU Treaty obligations, required the then EEC to specify that the restriction on services would not apply to trades between Member states and that a shipping company of a Member state able to benefit from the cargo sharing should also include companies of other Member states which had exercised their right of establishment in the first Member state.

International law

UN Convention on a Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences. Full text

EU ratification

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European law

Regulation (EEC) No 954/79 of 15.5.1979 concerning the ratification by Member States of, or their accession to, the United Nations Convention on a Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences. Full text (PDF format)

  • Since repealed by: Regulation (EC) No 1490/2007 of 11.12.2007 repealing Regulation (EEC) No 954/79 concerning the ratification by Member States of, or their accession to, the United Nations Convention on a Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences. Full text (PDF format)

Statements by EU institutions

IP/14/196: "Antitrust: Commission consults on prolongation of special competition regime for liner shipping consortia"

  • Invitation to submit comments on the draft Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 906/2009 on liner shipping consortia as regards its period of application. Full text
  • Draft Commission Regulation (EU) No …/… of 24 February 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 906/2009 as regards its period of application. Full text

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