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17 June 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:44 GMT+2

June 7, 2018

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The Council of the EU has adopted own position on the directive project on the harbour systems of collection of the refusals of the ships

The reform of the norm previews that the ships pay an indirect tax

Today the Council Transports, telecommunications and energy of the European Union has adopted a general guideline on the project of relative directive to the harbour systems of collection for the bestowal of the refusals of the ships, updated norms that they preview incentives to the ships for digestion of their refusals to earth.

The reform of the norm previews that the ships pay an indirect tax that will confer the right to deliver their refusals in a port, tax that will have to be paid independently from the fact that the ships deliver or less the refusals in port. The tax will be applied also to the fishings boat and to the pleasure crafts and its within therefore it will be extended also of digestion of the not used fishing nets more and the refuse of the peach. The amount of the tax will be based on the principle of the recovery of the costs of the distributed service. Reductions in price on the tax will be granted to those ships that they will be able to demonstrate to on board carry out a sustainable management of the refusals.

Scope of the review of the current directive on the harbour systems of collection for the refusals produced from the ships and residual of the cargo (the n. 59 of 2000) are also to improve the efficiency of the marine activities carried out in port reducing the administrative burdens for the field and the others you leave interested.

Moreover the reform has the objective to return the coherent directive with the legislation EU on the refusals, for example establishing that the ports must have plans of reception and management of the refusals, and will align the legislation of the European Union to the international Convention for the prevention of the pollution provoked from ships (MARPOL) that it is modified by when is adopted the European directive currently in vigor.

The final text of the reform will have to be approved of is from the Council that gives the European Parliament before it can take effect.

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