Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Wishing all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - The Team at Boomerang Books

Description - Shipping Conferences Under EC Antitrust Law by Luis Ortiz Blanco

Liner conferences are among the oldest surviving cartels in the world. Created in the 1870's they have existed since on all the world's shipping routes. With the approval or tacit acquiescence of governments everywhere, they fix freight rates, control capacity and share markets. The United Nations Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences (1974) granted them global recognition and prompted the EC to recommend Member States to join the Convention on the Liner Code (1979) and to grant them the most generous and extraordinary block exemption from EC antitrust rules ever (1986). The EC Commission's administration of the block exemption has clarified some of its aspects and, to a certain extent, limited its scope; but until very recently, it has not questionned the appropriateness of the exceptionally lenient treatment of liner shipping cartels in the EU. After a report by the OECD Secretariat (2002) recommending abolition of antitrust immunity for shipping cartels in member countries, the European Commission launched a review of the block exemption (2003) which has not yet finished, and suggested that the authorisation for liner conferences should either be repealed by severely limited. This book studies first the origins, the early history and the regulation of liner conferences in the world and in the EC, focusing in particular on the regulation which granted a block exemption to liner conferences. Then, it examines one by one the four conditions for a block exemption to be granted under EC law, and concludes that none of them is fulfilled by shipping cartels. Finally, it recommends that the block exemption is repealed and proposes some alternative scenarios and solutions for the adequate enforcement of antitrust law in the maritime sector.

Buy Shipping Conferences Under EC Antitrust Law by Luis Ortiz Blanco from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781841135274
ISBN-10: 1841135275
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 54mm)
Pages: 696
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Shipping Conferences Under EC Antitrust Law by Luis Ortiz Blanco

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Shipping Conferences Under EC Antitrust Law book by Luis Ortiz Blanco and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Luis Ortiz Blanco

Luis Ortiz Blanco is a partner with Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios.

Books By Luis Ortiz Blanco

EU Competition Procedure by Luis Ortiz Blanco
Hardback, June 2013