The latest news from around the world on regulatory issues and legislation affecting the boating industry including taxes, trade tariffs, standards and environomental restrictions.
Regulatory Issues and Legislation
Over 90 yachts have already arrived or are due to arrive in the Fijian islands to make use of the country’s ‘Blue Lane’ initiative which was introduced some months ago in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to an FBC News report, it is estimated that some Fi$10m has been ...
The International Council of Marine Industry Association (ICOMIA) and its member associations have posted updates to a State of the Industry report tracking the latest regulations regarding COVID-19 and the specific impacts on the boating sector in countries across the world.
International cruising yachts calling at South African ports are caught up in a bureaucratic mix-up related to Covid-19 health protocols, the South African Daily Maverick website reported on Wednesday.
In response to the sizeable number of yachts that have been left stranded in Asia-Pacific waters due to cyclones and restrictions on sailing in various locations in the region due to Covid-19, the Indonesian government
UK yacht owners have been granted another year to avoid paying VAT twice on boats returning to the UK, according to the Financial Times newspaper.
The South African government has published new draft regulations that propose overturning the current ban on the use of personal watercraft in marine protected areas.
The Dominican Republic is already starting to think about “post-pandemic” recovery and one senator from the Modern Revolutionary Party (MRP) believes that nautical tourism, along with boatbuilding and repair, could be key.
The 52ft Anita arrived in the Bay of Islands without prior permission
The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on Europe’s tourism sector, and that includes many boating and watersports companies, says an advisory EU panel.
Three marine industry associations – the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the US, the global International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and European Boating Industry (EBI) – sent a letter to US and EU trade officials last week, urging them to reach an agreement that removes the EU’s ...
Foreign tourists can now apply for a Special Tourist Visa (STV) valid for 90 days