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

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Recreational boating sector joins 113 US and EU organisations requesting relief from tariffs

2021-06-10T14:28:00+01:00

One hundred and thirteen European and American associations have issued a joint statement ahead of the EU-US Summit in Brussels due to be held on 15 June 2021.

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International Boat Industry (IBI) joins European Boating Industry

2021-06-08T15:56:00+01:00

European Boating Industry (EBI) supports renewed leadership team and welcomes new sustaining members

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EU’s Covid passport goes live with seven nations beating the deadline by a month

2021-06-02T13:31:00+01:00IBI , by Robert Wielaard

The passport takes effect July 1

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Malta introduces own Passenger Yacht Code

2021-05-28T06:00:00+01:00

New code supports superyachts able to carry up to 36 passengers

The ELUX electric pontoon combines the simplicity of an electric motor with the luxury of a fibreglass design

US Senator proposes incentives for electric boats

2021-05-26T14:08:00+01:00

NMMA applauds and supports the measure

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SAMSA tightens regulations around kill-switches after teen boating accident

2021-05-26T09:03:00+01:00

South Africa is set to impose stricter safety measures for ski-boats, specifically around the use of kill-switches, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) confirmed this month.

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As summer beckons, EU to issue corona ‘passport’ but hurdles remain

2021-05-21T14:05:00+01:00IBI , by Robert Wielaard

The Covid-19 certificate takes effect July 1

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Industry associations issue joint statement on US-EU boat tariffs

2021-05-18T14:52:00+01:00

Following yesterday’s announcement that the US and European Union have reached an agreement to suspend the June 1 increase of tariffs on US boats entering the EU, EBI, ICOMIA and the NMMA have issued the following joint statement:

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EU steps back from tariff increases for US-made boat imports

2021-05-17T12:42:00+01:00

EU and US strike conciliatory note in aluminium/steel tariff war

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Dutch ease entry for non-EU crew working on yacht building, maintenance projects

2021-05-14T14:45:00+01:00IBI , by Robert Wielaard

The easing of the entry ban takes effect May 15

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Increase in European retaliatory tariff looms

2021-05-13T14:39:00+01:00IBI , by Arlene Sloan

American boating industry urges Washington to intercede with the European Union to avoid further penalties on US boat and engine exports

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Updated version of Marshall Islands’ Yacht Code with key details introduced

2021-05-12T13:17:00+01:00IBI , by David Robinson

Most significant change to Code since its 2013 launch