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USCG: IMO Facilitation Committee (FAL)

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Summary


The Facilitation Committee (FAL) is a subsidiary body of the Council. It was established in May 1972 and deals with IMO's work in eliminating unnecessary formalities and "red tape" in international shipping. Participation in the Facilitation Committee is open to all Member States of IMO.

Additional details regarding the Facilitation Committee can be found in the Rules of Procedure of the Committee.

The United States is represented on the FAL Committee by the Coast Guard. The Head of Delegation for FAL is the Coast Guard's Chief of the Office of Standards Evaluation and Development, Mr. Duane Boniface. Mr. Boniface is supported by the Administrative Program Manager, Mr. David Du Pont, and various delegation advisors.

Next Session: 39th Session of the Facilitation Committee (FAL 39)



IMO Meeting

Provisional Agenda: A summary of the items to be considered
Meeting Date: September 22-26, 2014
Meeting Location: IMO Headquarters, London, England

The U.S. delegation holds a public meeting several weeks prior to departing for the IMO meeting. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide an opportunity for the public to interface with the Coast Guard on the U.S. position for each agenda item. Members of the public interested in attending must contact the meeting coordinator at least 7 days prior to the meeting. The basic meeting details are below however, additional details can be provided by contacting the meeting coordinator.
Meeting Time: 0930, Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Meeting Location: U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Service Center (PSC)
Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 20598-7200
Meeting Coordinator: Mr. David Du Pont

Additional Information


Please click here or read below for updated FAL information from the Coast Guard's Office of Standards Evaluation and Development (CG-REG).

Previous Sessions


At the end of each FAL meeting, a final report is prepared for submission to the Council. The final report provides a record of the issues discussed and actions taken by the Committee. The final reports of the most recent FAL meetings are provided for your reference.

Additional Documentation


Additional FAL meeting documents can be made available by the Coast Guard for U.S. citizens only. Please contact Mr. David Du Pont if you would like to obtain additional FAL documents.
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