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, evaluated 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 were presented to the 113rd Session of the Council on December 3rd, 2014.
The Final Report of the SG-RAR can be found below.
The SG-RAR is composed of John Akhurst, Christos Atalianis, Branko Berlan, Ike Enriquez, Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl, Guangling Li (representing Wei Zhang), Si-Won Lee, Jesper Loldrup (accompanied by Patricia Santos), Mohamed Marzagui (represented by Khalil Bachiri), Ali Akbar Marzban, Dumisani Ntuli, Yasufumi Onishi, Kees Polderman (Chairman of the SG-RAR), Angela Plott, Carlos Salgado, Anne Skov Strüver (accompanied by Peter Krog-Meyer), Emanuel Terminella, David Tongue and Katy Ware (Vice-chairman of the SG-RAR). Also pictured above is Nik Bizas (SG-RAR Assistant).
The Group would like to extend its sincere thanks to all who participated in the public consultation.
If you have any questions regarding the IMO’s efforts to eliminate unnecessary, disproportionate or obsolete administrative burdens, please contact AdministrativeBurdens@imo.org