The EU Commission adopts block exemption regulation for liner shipping consortia

"Commission adopts new block exemption regulation for liner shipping consortia"* On 28 September 2009 the Commission adopted Regulation (EC) No 906/2009 on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to certain categories of agreements, decisions and concerted practices between liner shipping companies (consortia) (the ‘Consortia Regulation’) [1], which will enter into force on 26 April 2010 and will apply until 25 April 2015. The Consortia Regulation extends, subject to a number of amendments, the block exemption granted to liner shipping consortia currently provided by Regulation No 823/2000 [2] for another five years. I. General remarksA. Introduction Consortia are forms of operational cooperation between liner shipping companies with a view to providing a joint maritime cargo

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Antje Prisker, The EU Commission adopts block exemption regulation for liner shipping consortia, 28 September 2009, e-Competitions September 2009, Art. N° 35015

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