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Tonnage Tax Manual

Schedule 22 Finance Act 2000: Part I introductory - Para 6 measurement of tonnage of ship


(1) References in this Schedule to the gross or net tonnage of a ship are to that tonnage as determined-

(a) in the case of a vessel of 24 metres in length or over, in accordance with the IMO International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships (ITC69);

(b) in the case of a vessel under 24 metres in length, in accordance with tonnage regulations.

(2) A ship shall not be treated as a qualifying ship for the purposes of this Schedule unless there is in force-

(a) a valid International Tonnage Certificate (1969), or

(b) a valid certificate recording its tonnage as measured in accordance with tonnage regulations.

(3) In this paragraph “tonnage regulations” means regulations under section 19 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 or provisions of the law of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom corresponding to those regulations.


Measurement of tonnage TTM01330
Tonnage TTM15020