ESPO contribution to the Consultation on the Commission's proposal to prolong the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation
ESPO regrets the Commission’s proposal to prolong the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation without any changes until 25 April 2024. European ports reiterate their position, calling for more transparency on the current state of alliances and encouraging the Commission to continuously monitor the situation in view of the rapidly changing market. The nature of a sector specific exemption requires, in ESPO’s view, a close monitoring of and reporting on market developments, as well as ex-officio reviews of the existing cooperation agreements – both the ones falling under the BER and those falling outside the BER.
Read the full contribution of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) to the second consultation on the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation.