Regulation (EU) 2019/1239 establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment

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Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 aiming to improve the reporting environment for ships, and repealing Directive 2010/65/EU.

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Maritime transport operators face a wide range of legal reporting requirements each time a ship arrives in or leaves a port. The fact that reporting requirements are not harmonised, either between different policy areas within Member States or between Member States, results in a heavy administrative burden on such operators. The problem was analysed in an evaluation of Directive 2010/65/EU (the Reporting Formalities Directive), conducted as part of the fitness check on EU maritime transport policy carried out in 2016-2017.

The new European Maritime Single Window environment brings together, in a coordinated and harmonised way, all reporting associated with a port call. This, in turn, will also improve interoperability and interconnection between the relevant systems, thus enabling data to be shared and reused more efficiently, as appropriate. The initiative was put foward by the European Commission in May 2018 as part of the Third Mobility Package.

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Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: Briefing, May 2018: European Maritime Single Window [Implementation Appraisal]
EPRS: Briefing, December 2018: European Maritime Single Window environment

EUR-Lex: COM(2018)278: Proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)181: Impact assessment
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)182: Executive summary of the impact assessment

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