The Sri Lanka Shippers Council, an affiliated trade body of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce welcomes the International Chamber of Commerce Global Guide on transport and the Incoterms 2010 Rules.
The Chairman of the Council Sean Van Dort says this latest guide by the ICC will help strengthen the Gazette Extraordinary 1847/53 issued by the government of Sri Lanka during the year 2014 in order to protect the shippers from unfair trade practices of the service providers, thus putting the shippers in a dilemma over their cost of operations.
Van Dort says, even at this moment, a few of the service providers are lobbying with the government to override the year 2014 gazette notification, which he says is not healthy for the sustainability of the exporters and importers of the country.
“Even after this land mark legislation was introduced a few vested interests are still trying to override the gazette by using their political connections to ensure they could return to the old way of making ill-gotten wealth at the expenses of the exporters and importers,”.
However, he says with the latest ICC publication, which clearly specifies international transportation guidelines, service providers will have to abide by those rules in order to ensure ethical behavior.