08 October 2018

Joint Industry Position on European Maritime Single Window Environment Regulation

CLECAT, ECASBA, EMPA, ESC, ESPO, FEPORT and IPCSA welcome the decision of the European Commission to repeal Directive 2010/65 and replace the existing Directive with a Regulation establishing a European Single Window Environment. The decision of the European Commission to base its proposal on existing systems (National Single Windows) is correct and will allow industry and Member States to continue to develop and innovate existing systems. However, the signatories of this paper see a need to further clarify some key aspects before the legal text can achieve its goal of reducing the administrative burden on maritime transport whilst ensuring the negative effects of the previous initiative are not repeated.

The Joint Industry Position is available below.