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Trade Facilitation and Recovery Among Topics for August 14 Shipping Committee Meeting

Monday, July 29, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The State Department’s Shipping Coordinating Committee will hold an open meeting August 14th at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington D.C. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 39th Session of the International Maritime Organization’s Facilitation Committee, which will be October 20-24, 2014 at the IMO Headquarters in the United Kingdom. Agenda items for the August 14th meeting include:

- e-business possibilities for the facilitation of maritime traffic, including electronic means for the clearance of ships, cargo and passengers and electronic access to, or electronic versions of, certificates and documents required to be carried on ships;

-Formalities connected with the arrival, stay and departure of shipboard personnel, stowaways, illegal migrants and persons rescued at sea;

-Ensuring security and facilitating international trade with regard to shore leave and access to ships and trade recovery

Members of the public planning to attend this meeting should contact David Du Pont, meeting coordinator, by email or phone at (202) 372-11497 no later than August 7. The meeting is also available by teleconference.

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