The objective of the Workshop on Market Distorting Factors in the Shipbuilding Sector was to undertake a fact-finding exercise to assess factors distorting the shipbuilding sector, through:
The Workshop was divided into three sessions:
Session A: Developments in the market since 2005
Developments since the negotiations were paused in 2005 that could be important in the context of possible market distortions could be considered from three different perspectives:
Session B: Consideration of the updated Inventory of Support Measures and other potentially distorting factors
The purpose of this session was to examine actual factors in the market that could be market distorting.
The principal source of this information was the updated Inventory of Support Measures, which covers data up to the last quarter of 2009.
This session also provided an opportunity for participants to exchange views and information on factors that distort the market.
Session C: Conclusions
This session provided participants with an opportunity to consider the material collected and discussions undertaken in the earlier sessions, and addressed these key issues: