Technical Group

“Technical Group” is a body comprised of representatives of the Parties, Members of the Organization, the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, intergovernmental organizations having agreements with the Organization, and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Organization, which should preferably include representatives of institutions and laboratories that engage in anti-fouling system analysis. These representatives shall have expertise in environmental fate and effects, toxicological effects, marine biology, human health, economic analysis, risk management, international shipping, anti-fouling systems coating technology, or other fields of expertise necessary to objectively review the technical merits of a comprehensive proposal.

Source: International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships,2001. Legislation

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