On 1 July 2008 the European Commission adopted the Guidelines on the application of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to maritime transport services. Given that these will lapse in 2013, the public consultation focuses on whether there is still a need for sector specific guidelines in the maritime transport sector.  The consultation period closes on 27 July 2012.

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