EU looks to break from anti-cartel rules

The EU has begun the long process that will decide, before next year, whether the rules – the so-called Maritime Guidelines – that ban cartel cooperation on, for instance, Asia-Europe, will be extended beyond 2013. Some things point toward a repealing of the rules.

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The EU ban against cartel cooperation between competing shipping companies, as found in the Maritime Guidelines, could possibly be repealed in 2013. In any case, officials seem to indicate – in a memo made available to ShippingWatch – that the rules will not be extended.

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