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The European Commission has announced the extension of the block exemption for certain liner shipping cooperation agreements until 2020. The extension of the Regulation follows a period of public consultation earlier this year during which time interested parties were invited to comment on the proposed extension.

Liner agreements will be able to continue to claim exemption from Article 101 subject to meeting the conditions set out in the Regulation.

For more detail on the extension of the block exemption, please see our Client Alert.