The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted on May
20TH, 2011 amendments to the IMSBC Code that come in force on
voluntary basis from January 1st 2012.
THE NEW REQUIREMENTS
According to IMO Resolution MSC.318(89) adopted on May 20th, 2011 amendments were adopted to the IMSBC Code
that include the following:
Various editorial changes to the Code
The existing schedule on “WOOD PULP PELLETS” is deleted in its entirety
After existing schedule on “WOOD PELLETS”, a new schedule on “WOOD PRODUCTS – GENERAL” is added
It is stated that the words “competent Authority” is replaced by the word “Administration” (in order to
further clarify the term).
Details of amendments and changes can be found through MSC.318(89)
DATE IN FORCE
The above amendments come in force on voluntary basis from January 1st, 2012 and become mandatory from
January 1st, 2013.