China Update - MSA Regional Notices on SPROs - 2nd January 2012

A number of local MSAs have now issued their local Notices. Here is a brief summary with attachments for information:

Ningbo: We have heard that the Ningbo MSA announced that they will delay enforcement of the SPRO agreement requirements until 1 Feb 2012. There has been no official circular to support this news yet. When a circular is obtained, it will be circulated.

Zhoushan: We have also heard that there may be a postponement of the requirements in Zhoushan, but this is also yet to be confirmed.

Tianjin: We attach a Notice issued by the Tianjin MSA with supplemental notes for information.

(See attached file: Tianjin MSA Supplementary Notice.doc)(See attached file: Tianjin Important Notes.doc)

Hebei: We attach a Notice issued by the Hebei MSA, for information.

(See attached file: Hebei MSA 1.12.30-Notice Concerning Strengthen on the Implementation of the Agreement for Ship Pollution Response Administration Regime.doc)

Liaoning: We attach a retainer fee charging structure issued by the Liaoning MSA:

(See attached file: charging standard in Liaoning.pdf)

Yingkou: A notice has been issued regarding Yingkou port. Only one SPRO has been approved in this port but it is not a level I SPRO. The attached notice includes information on contracting with level I SPROs if this is necessary for calls at this port.

(See attached file: erning Regulating the Implementation of the Agreement for Ship Pollution Response Administration Regime Within Yingkou Port.doc)

Shanghai: A notice issued by the Shanghai MSA concerning the regime of contracting with SPROs is attached 

(See attached file: 2011.12.28-Detailed Rules of Shanghai MSA on the Implementation of the Agreement for Ship Pollution Response Regime.doc)


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