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Reducing Administrative Burdens

The public consultation ended on 31 October 2013 and the analysis of the responses has now begun. Thank you to all that participated.
Through resolution A.1043(27), the 27th Assembly in November 2011 adopted a process of periodic review of administrative requirements in mandatory instruments, and acknowledged that releasing resources from administrative tasks for Administrations and industry alike, contributes to the Organization's goals of efficient regulation of safety and security of shipping and the prevention and control of pollution by ships.
The Ad Hoc Steering Group for Reducing Administrative Requirements (SG-RAR), established by the Council at its 108th session in 2012, will evaluate the responses received in the public consultation and develop recommendations on how to alleviate administrative burdens that have become unnecessary, disproportionate or even obsolete. The recommendations will be presented to the Council in the course of 2014.
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The SG-RAR is composed of John Akhurst,  Branko Berlan, Christos Atalianis, Ike Enriquez, Jorge Imhoff, Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl,  Si-Won Lee, Jesper Loldrup, Mohamed Marzagui, Ali Akbar Marzban, Dumisani Ntuli, Yasufumi Onishi, Kees Polderman (Chairman of the SG-RAR),  Angela Plott, Jun Sun, Anne Skov Strüver, Emanuel Terminella, David Tongue and Katy Ware (Vice-chairman of the SG-RAR).

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