Shipping Antitrust in Focus – The Federal Maritime Commission Charts a Course Following the EU Commission’s Revocation of the Antitrust Exemption for Liner Services

November 2023
Region: Americas

We recently reported that the European Commission decided to end a rule exempting liner shipping services from certain EU antitrust rules, by letting the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) expire on April 25, 2024.

With the Biden administration’s stepped-up antitrust enforcement focus, the EU Commission decision raises an interesting question – what will Congress and the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) do in response?

Our multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, specializing in Competition – Antitrust, Commodities & Shipping, International Trade and Litigation, have prepared an insight that provides further details on what to expect.

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