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17 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:02 GMT+2

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Uiltrasporti rejects the latest draft of the decree-law on Transport

With the extension of the benefits provided by the register international - denounces the union - at risk of competition in the logistics

Uiltrasporti also underlines the risk to competition in the logistics sector represented by the latest draft of the decree-law on "Urgent provisions for security and the development of transport and mobility infrastructure sustainable", as it provides for the extension of benefits tax today due to ships flying the Italian flag also to units, armed by companies with a permanent establishment on the national territory, flying the flag of the Community or the European Economic Area. "We continue - denounces the general secretary of the union, Claudio Tarlazzi - to attend attempts to disrupt the balance of Italian ports and promote more and more players in maritime transport international, an approach to which the attempt to distort the system of competition in the field logistic. After the extension of the three alliances in the maritime field which represent almost all the traffic - he explains Tarlazzi referring to the extension of exemptions from EU rules on competition granted by the European Commission ( of 24 March 2020) - we cannot accept the risk that these have different and more favourable tax conditions for the services they perform on the ground compared to companies traditions of logistics».

"The desire to grant benefits also to income determined by activities other than maritime - notes the representative of the uil trade federation - it means putting competition in the logistics. We will fight - concludes Tarlazzi - against this rule which risks causing a huge imbalance with strong repercussions economic, but also on work in a sector, such as that of the logistics, strategic for the growth of our country».

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