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Late implementation: Iceland to be brought to court over a maritime transport directive

30.6.2015

PR(15)28

EN | IS

Iceland has failed to implement a directive on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports, into its national legislation within the applicable time limit. Therefore, the EFTA Surveillance Authority decided today to bring the matter before the EFTA Court.

Directive 2010/65 aims at simplifying and harmonising the administrative procedures applied to maritime transport by making the electronic transmission of information standard and by rationalising reporting formalities.

Iceland should have incorporated the directive by 1 May 2014.

Lodging a case at the EFTA Court is the last step in a formal infringement procedure against an EFTA State. Prior to this, Iceland has been informed about the Authority's view and has had a chance to bring forward its arguments as well as to settle the case by complying with the obligation to implement.

 

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Andreas Kjeldsberg Pihl
Press & Information Officer
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 66
mob. (+32)(0)492 900 187

 




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