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June 17, 2020

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ECSA, the tonnage tax does not cause any distortion of the competition with operators from other parts of the supply chain

The Association of European Shipowners invites FEPORT and CLECAT to a new comparison

Today's new request to the European Commission Federation of European Terminalists FERPORT and the Association EU logistics and shipments CLECAT to modify state aid rules to limit the scope of the tonnage tax regime for shipping companies induced European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) to defend in its entirety the tonnage-based tax regime ships.

Remembering that FEPORT and CLECAT suggest that you no longer apply the tonnage tax system for "activities accessories" activities closely related to maritime transport activities ( 17 June 2020), the Association of European Shipowners stressed that he did not see the reason for this request "in ECSA has argued that no alleged distortion of competition resulting from the application of the tonnage tax to ancillary activities."

In this regard, the association recalled that "the followed by the European Commission on "activities "it has been applied for many years." ECSA reiterated that it was "not aware of any distortion of competition with operators from other parts of the refurbished the invitation to FEPORT and CLECAT to a comparison on this issue, but specifying that a first comparison required by the association more than six months ago, it 'did not show any cases distortion of competition.'

The ECSA explained that instead "the tax system tonnage is essential to provide shipowners with Europe's equal terms of competition non-EU countries, safeguarding high-skilled jobs qualified for many Europeans. The preservation of these offices these jobs in Europe - the association owner- also leads to important positive effects on other European maritime and logistics cluster in terms of additional turnover and employment.'

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