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In 1961 ICS was the first shipping industry association to be granted consultative status at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO). Since then, our secretariat has been regularly attending – and contributing to – the technical meetings. Our national association membership structure enables us to provide a well-balanced industry view, which we express through submissions.


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ICS Letter to the Government of Bangladesh on the Bangladesh Flag Vessel (Protection of Interest) Act of 2019

A letter sent by the International Chamber of Shipping to the Government of Bangladesh regarding the implications of the Bangladesh Flag Vessels (Protection of Interest) Act 2019 and the corresponding Ministry of Shipping Notification (S.R.O. No.- 29-Act/2023) published on 5 February 2023, both of which impose cargo preference provisions for the transportation of Bangladesh cargo by Bangladesh-flagged vessels.

23 August 2023 Submission