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December 10, 2012

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ESPO confirmation the suspiciones of dumping goods in foreign market from some European ports in the application of the customs norms

The association denunciation the phenomenon of the “shipping harbour one”, that it determines a distortion of the competition between the ports of call EU

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has introduced a programmatico document on customs that evidence the differences of application of the communitarian customs norms between the European ports. It is a dear topic to some Italian ports and in particular to the port of Genoa, than many times over to denounced a real “put normative dumping goods in foreign market” in existence from the nordeuropei ports that would apply such norms in more permissive way to the detriment of the ports of the Mediterranean, that they adopt instead more rigorous criteria.

ESPO confirmation the suspicion: “these different practical - it has found the association of the European ports - lead to the phenomenon of the “shipping harbour one” from the navigation companies and of the shippers, that it determines a distortion of the competition between the European ports and a disparity of treatment in confronts of the economic operators”.

Not only ESPO confirms the conjectures of the genoese harbour cluster, but ago names and last names citing own the case of the port of Genoa and the port of Rotterdam, nordeuropeo port of call taken always for example from the representatives of the institutions and the genoese harbour operators in order to denounce the dumping goods in foreign market activity. The Paper Policy of ESPO in fact is based on a comparative study of the organizations that they in transit supervise to the control and the inspection of the goods in the ports of Rotterdam and Genoa, document that the association defines “an instrument useful in order to characterize the main issues to face with a common approach”.

Nel its prompt document ESPO moreover the EU commission to clarify the relation between the development of the customs only door, that it happens on a national basis and that is correlated to the directive on the formalities of declaration of the ships in arrival or departure from ports of the EU, and the initiative of the e-customs to the aim - it has explained the association - “to avoid the co-existence of two only doors, one for the ships and one for the goods”.

ESPO has launch also an alarm perceiving the EU commission that the regime of declaration anticipated for the goods in start via sea, that it is in vigor from 1° January 2011, determines a diversion of destined cargos to the European ports of the Mediterranean towards the ports of the Africa North. In particular, the association asks that, to the aim to re-balance the competition between the harbour ports of call of the two sides of the Mediterranean, the cargos that are reshipped in communitarian ports are exempted introducing the Highly summarized Declaration of Entrance (ENS) or, at least, than the data to introduce less they are detailed.


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