November 29 2018
The European Commission has just sent a formal notice to the Italian government, formal notice that precedes the introduction of sanctions for distortion of competition.
The Italian authorities grant a fuel tax exemption for yachts and superyachts, which is a major advantage on the hyper-competitive market for bunkering and the choice of home ports of these units.
In fact, French ports have in recent months taken the full brunt of this tax competition, much to the chagrin of French players in the sector.
Italy now has two months to respond to this clarification from the European Commission.