3/21/2019: New global shipping advisory regarding sanctions risks related to North Korea’s shipping practices

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Coast Guard, issued an advisory to alert persons globally to deceptive shipping practices used by North Korea to evade sanctions. These practices may create significant sanctions risk for parties involved in the shipping industry, including insurers, flag registries, shipping companies, and financial institutions. Parties subject to U.S. and/or United Nations sanctions should be aware of these practices in order to implement appropriate controls to ensure compliance with their legal requirements.


2/6/2019: Notice of public meeting – IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

The Department of State will conduct a meeting, open to the public, led by the Coast Guard. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixth Session of the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, to be held at the IMO headquarters in London, United Kingdom, March 4-8, 2019.


12/20/2017: Dept. of State to host public meeting at Coast Guard Headquarters

The public meeting is scheduled Jan. 10, 2018. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the Fifth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction to be held at the IMO headquarters, London, United Kingdom, Jan. 22-26, 2018.


12/15/2016: Notice of Public Meeting-IMO Subcommittee on Ship Design and Construction

The Department of State will conduct an open meeting led by the United States Coast Guard at the Coast Guard Headquarters Building, Washington, DC. More information is available in the Federal Register and on the Coast Guard’s IMO Homepage.


12/15/2016: Notice of Public Meeting-IMO Subcommittee on Pollution Prevention and Response

The Department of State will conduct an open meeting led by the United States Coast Guard at the Coast Guard Headquarters Building, Washington, DC. More information is available in the Federal Register and on the Coast Guard IMO Homepage.


1/8/2016: Public meeting on cyber

The Department of State will conduct an open meeting at the end of this month to better understand all aspects of the maritime industry’s use of cyber systems.


12/29/2015: Notice of public meeting – IMO Facilitation Committee

The Department of State will conduct a meeting, open to the public, led by the Coast Guard. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 40th Session of the International Maritime Organization’s, or IMO, Facilitation Committee to be held at the IMO headquarters, London, United Kingdom, April 4-8, 2016. The public meeting is the first of two public meetings and is being held to solicit public comment on cyber-related agenda items.


12/16/2015: Notice of public meeting – IMO Subcommittee on Ship Design and Construction

The Department of State will conduct a Coast Guard led public meeting, in Washington, DC, to prepare for the third Session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction in January 2016.