We provide information
We provide every member with our regular association circular. We report on a variety of matters of importance to the trade, such as customs, Value Added Tax, excise duties and foreign trading law, the effects of the European single market, developments in the ship supply and duty-free sector, subsidies available to ship suppliers, business contact trips subsidised by the authorities, new technologies, important new legislation and regulations in the industry, etc. Our information can help you to meet the current requirements. And that means competitive advantage for your business.
– at German federal and regional level – with ministries, authorities, governmental institutions and other associations;
– at EU level – with the authorities and organisations in Brussels;
– at international level – with the supranational organisations.
We have influence on draft legislation in the interest of the sector, thus preventing disadvantages for our members. For example, we have obtained a VAT exemption for ship supplies to commercial vessels; we have obtained cancellation of the quantity regulation for customs-exempted ship’s provisions in the new Customs Duties Act; established special small quantities regulations for bonded goods transportation; achieved exemption of ship supplies from licence requirements for restitution goods; obtained an extension of the export restitution procedure for EU agricultural produce for supplies to third-country vessels and an exemption for ship supplies within EU veterinary legislation; and negotiated exemptions for technical fitting-out equipment from third countries within the scope of “special applications”. We are a strong lobby!
This is a four-colour brochure with some 110 pages in A5 format, in English, and is distributed to more than 4000 shipowners, shipbrokers, shipyards, ship suppliers and other companies allied to the shipping industry worldwide. It is well established and highly regarded as a directory of sources for shipping purchases. On payment of an extra charge, members can additionally have an entry in the annual issue of the ISSA Register, which is the membership directory of the International Ship Suppliers and Services Association – a valuable way for them to advertise their goods and services worldwide.
This technical Ship Suppliers Catalogue (20.000 articles) is sold to shipowners and ship suppliers throughout the world since 1978, to specify the goods and services available and simplify ordering. ISSA also holds an annual convention, giving a framework for discussion of international developments and an opportunity for business contacts with ship suppliers throughout the world. German ship suppliers can become members of ISSA only through us.
You can benefit from these excellent contacts we have built up over the years. Make use of the “neutral” position of the Association to help resolve your industry-specific problems.
– EU Customs Code
– Reform of Transit Systems
– Dangerous goods
– Export procedure
– Terms and conditions
– REACH and Shiprecycling
Quick knowledge of new requirements saves trouble and also saves time, enabling our members to get on with their main business.
Members could reach special prices at some events and exhibitions.