Standing Committee on the Ratification of the Rotterdam Rules
Since the Montreal Colloquium the Standing Committee has been active in:
1. Forwarding materials to assist MLAs in discussions with their governments (the Rotterdam Rules Dossier)
2. Meetings (including via zoom with some participants) and correspondence with:
i. the MLAUS, which is seeking to bring all the stakeholders onboard to support ratification in the United States;
ii. IUMI, its Secretary General and members of its Policy Committee in the lead up to its September conference in Edinburgh;
iii. the International Chamber of Shipping, the International Group of P&I Clubs and a representative of the UK P&I Club.
3. In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Hague Rules which will be remembered at the Gothenburg Colloquium in 2024 the Standing Committee will be preparing panel presentations reporting on developments in relation to ratification of the Rotterdam Rules and drafting further materials to assist MLAs in briefing their governments.
Chair of the Standing Committee on Ratification of the Rotterdam Rules
14 November 2023