Industry Policy

  • Challenges of large container vessels

    The Cefor Technical Forum has highlighted some of the technical risk elements of ultra large container vessels in a new memo published today.

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  • Sweden adopts Nairobi Convention

    In a Parliament proposal presented 16 March 2017, the Government recommends that Sweden adopts the Nairobi International Convention on the removal of wrecks.

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  • Sverige kan få finansskatt i 2018

    An expert committee appointed by the Swedish Government has recommended to impose a payroll tax on the financial industry as of 1 January 2018. The main task of the committee has been to find alternatives that will reduce the tax advantage of operations not being subject to value added tax (VAT) ... Read More
  • Norsk finansskatt fra 2017

    A new tax on financial institutions in Norway was proposed today. The new tax will impair the competitiveness of the Norwegian marine insurance market against competition abroad.

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  • Revised YAR adopted

    The Comité Maritime International (CMI) adopted last week revised York-Antwerp Rules (YAR 2016). If incorporated into contracts, the new YAR 2016 may reduce insurers' GA exposure through the introduction of some helpful measures.

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  • Polar Code regulation in Norway

    The Norwegian Maritime Authority has issued a consultation paper for the new Polar Code regulations in Norway.

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  • Danish Average Adjusters form association

    As of 2016, the average adjuster title is no longer protected in Denmark. In a response to this, "The Association of Danish Average Adjusters" is formed to guarantee the required training, quality and impartiality of its members.

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  • Sweden increases limit of liability to passengers

    As of 2 September 2015, Swedish national law will provide a higher limit of liability in respect of claims arising form the loss of life or personal injury to passengers of a ship, namely 250,000 Units of Account.

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  • Nuclear deal lifts Iran sanctions

    The U.S. and European Union has lifted its nuclear-related sanctions on Iran upon verification that Iran has implemented some key nuclear-related measures.

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  • Norsk lovforslag om skattemessig fradrag for avsetninger

    Finansdepartementet har fremmet forslag om endring i skattelovens § 8-5 om skattemessig fradrag for forsikringstekniske avsetninger. Forslaget møter motstand fra ulike aktører i næringen, som påpeker betydelige negative konsekvenser og mangelfull utredning av disse.

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  • Solvens II i norsk rett

    Cefor ber Finansdepartementet klargjøre en skattemessig usikkerhet i forbindelse med gjennomføringen av Solvens II.

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  • Review of EU Insurance Block Exemption

    The European Commission has issued a questionnaire to seek the views of stakeholders on the functioning and the future of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (IBER) . Read More
  • Sanctions updates: Iran and Ukraine

    The temporary sanctions relief on Iran petrochemical exports have been extended through 24 November 2014. Due to the crisis in Ukraine and the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Donetsk with the tragic loss of so many lives, both the U.S. and the EU have announced new sanctions targetin... Read More
  • Brannsikring av skip / Fire protection of vessels

    Cefor has proposed that all vessels, including all categories of passenger ferries, shall be included in a new Norwegian regulation on fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction. 

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  • Ratification of 2010 HNS Protocol in Norway

    The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security has invited comments to a consultation paper proposing ratification and implementation into law of the 2010 HNS Protocol.

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