1. ATA Carnets Exempt from EEI/AES Filing
In the Final Rule published on March 14, 2013, the United States Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Regulations had removed the exemptions for temporary exports, which includes carnets and goods imported under a Temporary Importation Under Bond (TIB).
The latest amendment, passed on September 12, 2014, reinstates the past exemptions for temporary exports/carnets and for goods that were imported under a TIB for return in the same condition as when imported.
The Rule without the exemption would have taken effect on October 2nd and would have caused a tremendous amount of strain to freight forwarders, who due to the previous regulations would have incurred a huge burden on temporary shipments intending to leave the country shortly after entry.
Courtesy of Stephen Morris, Chairman of CAI, and David Fielder, Chairman of ABSS.
2. European Union Court of Justice overrules Italian Law
The Judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU has been published on the Italian legislation that provides minimum costs on road transport, declaring it not compatible with EU law, because its application is capable of restricting competition in internal market.
FIATA’s Association Member in Italy, FEDESPEDI, welcomes the judgment of the Court that gives a positive answer to the legal action promoted in December 2012 against this law.
FEDESPEDI hopes that the Judgment will bring a full change of the Italian legislation on the issue, even if the pronouncement concerns specific public acts, considering that the argumentations are of a general nature.
For more information, please visit: www.fedespedi.it
3. European Union approves merger
The antitrust body of the European Union has approved the merger of Compañia Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) into Hapag-Lloyd. The ruling echoes that of the Department of Justice of the United States who had cleared the planned transaction in August. The merger will create the fourth largest container shipping company in the world.
For more information please visit the respective company webpages:
4. Exhibition discount for FIATA Members at Intermodal Europe 2014 and Intermodal Asia 2015
Intermodal Europe is the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container and intermodal industries and covers all areas of container transport and logistics across road, rail and sea. The event provides an invaluable industry forum, bringing together high-quality speakers and key exhibitors.
On day two of Intermodal Europe 2014, Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT, and Joost Sitskoorn, Acting Secretary General of the European Shippers Council (ESC) will lead the workshop, which will include several conference sessions and a round table discussion.
Topics to be addressed throughout the morning will include the challenges that face users and operators through partnerships within the supply chain, as well as looking at some of the developments within the industry.
A generous discount up to 15% on the price of the stand, plus marketing package, the opportunity to attend to all our conferences and networking events for free, as well as discounts on hotel has been made available for all FIATA Members.
For more information on Intermodal please visit: http://www.intermodal-events.com/
For the discount please contact Giovanna Brisci and mention you are a FIATA Member: Giovanna.Brisci(at)informa.com
5. Invitation to TransUzbekistan - one of the largest exhibitions for Transport and Logistics in Central Asia
The invitation has been extended to all FIATA Members to attend the 11th International Exhibition "Transport and Logistics-TransUzbekistan 2014", organised by the international companies ITE Uzbekistan and ITE Group, with the active support of the FIATA’s Association Member, Uzbek International Forwarders Association, which will be held in Tashkent from November 12 to 14, 2014.
Due to the successful combination of the unique geographical location of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Central Asia, sufficient branching of international transport and information communications of the country, and the growing role of its transit potential along the New Silk Road makes this conference an extremely interesting opportunity.
For further information about TransUzbekistan, please contact UIFA: http://www.uifa.uz/welcome-eng.html
19 September 2014