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.
A public consultation will take place until 31 October 2013 in order to receive input from all stakeholders on which administrative requirements are considered to be burdens.
More information and the public consultation can be found here:
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 due course.
Not on the photo: David Tongue.
The SG-RAR is composed of - from the front (left to right):
Katy Ware (Vice-chairman of the SG-RAR), Kees Polderman (Chairman of the SG-RAR), Ike Enriques, Bjørn-Erik Kristoffersen, E.J. Terminella
John Akhurst, Mette Reinholt (aide), Jesper Loldrup, Anne Skov Strüver
Jeppe Juhl, Angela Plott, Hyuntae Kim, Hideo Kubota, Dumisani Ntuli
Ali Akbar Marzban, Jun Sun, Christos Atalianis
Khalid Loudiyi (representing Mohamed Marzagui), Jorge Imhoff
If you have any questions regarding the IMO’s efforts to eliminate unnecessary, disproportionate or obsolete administrative burdens, please contact AdministrativeBurdens@imo.org