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Early warning issued by New Zealand for Asian Gypsy Moth regulations

A new set of Asian Gypsy moth (AGM) regulations has been issued by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand (NZ). Members entering or intending to enter NZ waters need to familiarise themselves of these new requirements.  

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October 2017

Sanctions related to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

The President of the United States of America has signed an Executive Order ‘Imposing additional sanctions with respect to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

September 2017

Early warning issued by New Zealand for Asian Gypsy Moth regulations

A new set of Asian Gypsy moth (AGM) regulations has been issued by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand (NZ). Members entering or intending to enter NZ waters need to familiarise themselves of these new requirements.  

Philippine immigration restrictions

The Philippine government has decided to tighten security regarding entry of certain nationalities into the Philippines.

June 2017

Update on the Qatar situation

The cutting of diplomatic ties with Qatar imposed by a number of Arab states with effect from 6 June 2017 has also impacted the operation of ships in the area due to the restrictions imposed. 

US regulations affecting your ships - get the May update!

This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA May report is also provided. 

March 2017

US regulations affecting your ships - get the February update!

This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members.  The full CSA report is also provided.  

March 2016

Joint Canadian and United States Asian Gypsy Moth notice issued February 2016

Members with ships that have called at regulated Asian Gypsy Moth areas should take note of the following joint notice issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), outlining the requirements for such ships entering North American ports.