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EU shipowners call for grater access to U.S. market

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EU shipowners support the liberalisation and promotion of EU-U.S. trade, both in services and in goods, as the harmonisation of the EU and U.S. markets will play a key role in fostering trans-Atlantic trade.

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) said that in the context of the sixth Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations round.

This will in turn stimulate maritime transport, which will effectively underpin the increased exchanges and act as a vector for the ensuing commercial activity between the two trade partners.

However, restrictions on domestic cargoes, so-called cabotage rules, still firmly exist in the United States. This results from the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, better known as the Jones Act. â– 

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