Eu China Maritime Transport Agreement

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Mr Lieselot Marinus, ECSA`s Director of International Affairs, commented on the benefits of the EU-China maritime dialogue as follows: “The implementation meetings of this maritime agreement, the first and only one of its kind between the EU and another major maritime power, are a model of cooperation that we want with other important EU partners.” Your maritime transport experience applies to Gibraltar. However, Gibraltar is not subject to the elements of the acquis relating to the customs union. The existing framework conditions to facilitate trade between countries in this sector, b. Regulation (EC) No 3577/92, which guarantees the rights of EU shipowners to provide maritime cabotage services. These will be voyages made by ships of one State between two ports (or between a facility and a port) in the territory of another State. Shipping companies established in third countries, but controlled by EU nationals, may also offer such services. The United States and Korea held a series of bilateral discussions on maritime issues of mutual interest, with a focus on seafarer training, maritime manpower and increasing maritime trade. The two countries signed a memorandum of cooperation in the fields of transport and logistics. In November 1997, the United States and Japan held an exchange of letters on port services, consisting of a formal agreement still in force and which gave rise to a series of consultations to exchange views on issues of mutual interest and possible areas of cooperation.

The China-EU Maritime Agreement was concluded in 2002 and entered into force in 2008 to improve the conditions for carrying out maritime transport activities. The agreement highlights the strength of EU-China relations in the maritime field. It is based on the principles of freedom to provide maritime services, free access to cargo and cross-trade, non-discriminatory access and treatment in the use of ports and assistance services, and commercial presence. It also provides for enhanced cooperation on maritime policy. Implementation meetings follow one another between China and the EU. The 13th implementation meeting will take place in China in autumn 2016. The EU has concluded a series of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Partnership and Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) with third countries, which often contain specific provisions on references to general cooperation in the field of inland and maritime transport. Free trade agreements provide for the confirmation and codification of laws and practices that enhance business security, the the result of encouraging investment in the territory of the parties. . . .