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EC Adopts Proposal to Simplify Ship Reporting

May 18, 2018

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Earlier this year, Denmark on behalf of 13 EU member states sent the commission a letter emphasizing the need for an ambitious approach in this area and asking for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive.

The commission’s proposal includes establishing a common IT interface which ships can choose to report through, regardless of which port they call within the EU. Another element of the proposal is that ships should only report the same information once, including by improving data sharing between member states. What is more, reducing the amount of specific national reporting requirements has been proposed.

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