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European Commission’s approval of Italian tax measures for maritime transport.

On last 11 June 2020 the European Commission, in the context of its role in relation to State aid, approved the prolongation until end 2023 of a number of Italian support measures for maritime transport under Italy’s “International Registry” scheme.

Italy has committed to a number of changes to its scheme to avoid undue competition distortion as well as to prevent any discrimination between shipping companies and registries of different European Economic Area (EEA) States.

In this respect, the Italian authorities have committed to extend the benefits of the scheme to all eligible ships that fly an EEA flag, in order to prevent any discrimination between shipping companies and registries of different EEA States and to preserve internal market rules on freedom of establishment.