Regulatory Reference Guide

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Welcome to the online Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG). It offers you the opportunity to search, sort and consult the rules impacting the recreational marine. The ICOMIA Secretariat invites all MIAs to check and update their sections frequently. We are sure that you will appreciate this very informative tool.

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Italy
Marinas and Harbours
January 20, 2017

Since 2001 planning and standards for new marinas are developed by regional administrations. The new projects are approved according to these standards by the local coastal communities. For very short period mooring a reduction of VAT is granted, provided that the Marina respect some requirements (e.g. waste water collection).

Italy
Drivers Licences
January 20, 2017

From July 2005 licence is required to drive: - PWCs, - any boat (Lh up to 24 m) when navigating over 6 miles of distance from the coast, apart from the engine power, - boats (Lh up to 24 m) with engines power over 30 kW (apart from distance from the coast). Two types of licence are issued: - within a limit of 12 miles from the coast, - without any distance limit. For pleasure vessels with Lh >24 m a special licence is required. Italian law deals with manning and professional titles for seafarers signed on charter yacht. Minimum age is required according to the following: - 18 years for boats over 10 m in length of the hull - 16 years for boats up to 10 m in length of the hull - 14 years for sail boats with sailing area larger than 4 sqm and for rowing boats when navigating over 1 mile from the coast

Italy
Environment
January 20, 2017

Directive 2000/59/EC was transposed in June 2003. Currently this is not fully applied for leisure boating. 20 marine protected areas were established: navigation in these areas is subjected to restrictions according to local regulations

Italy
Construction Standards and Certification
January 20, 2017

Construction Standards and Certification Directive 2013/53/EU as amended by directive 200/44/EC applies to pleasure craft and components within the scope of the directive. Italian regulations apply for craft and components outside the scope of RCD. Boats placed on the EU market before 16 June 1998 should comply with Italian regulations and/or have homologation according the Italian Registry safety regulations. Rules provide crew number and operating limits for not CE marked pleasure craft. With regard to yachts used for commercial purposes, the national law 172/2003 introduced a Large commercial Yacht code dealing with construction, safety and security which was issued in April 2005.

Japan
Safety Equipment
January 11, 2017

Under the Domestic Law, the engine-equipped vessels of less than 20 gross tons are required to be equipped with the legal equipment, including habitation, drainage, mooring, lifesaving and fire fighting equipment, and navigation devices.

Japan
Product Liability
January 11, 2017

The Product Liability Law (PL Law) has been in force since July 1, 1995 and the Consumer Safety Act has been in force since 2009. Under these laws, it is required that any accidents be notified to the national government as soon as they are confirmed.

Japan
Registration
January 11, 2017

Under the Domestic Law, the pleasure boats and ships of less than 20 gross tons are required to register the type of ships, port of registry, size, hull identification number, etc.

Japan
Taxation
January 11, 2017

A 8% consumption tax is imposed on every product.

Japan
Styrene Levels
January 11, 2017

Under the Domestic Law regarding the labor safety & health and environment requires reporting the use and quantity. The manufacturers self-imposed control level of the tolerable styrene concentration is 50 ppm or less.

Japan
Marinas and Harbours
January 11, 2017

There are technical standards for harbors concerning the construction of marinas. Under the Ports and Harbors Act, restrictions are imposed on each vessel for the sake of traffic safety and order in harbors.