AMBASSADOR GAMARRA DEPOSITED THE INSTRUMENT OF ANTI FOULING TREATY AT THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION

On July 2, Peru acceded to an important International Maritime Organization (IMO) treaty helping to protect the marine environment: ‘The Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (AFS) Convention’.

The treaty prohibits the use of harmful organotins in anti-fouling paints and establishes a mechanism to prevent the potential future use of other harmful substances in anti-fouling systems.

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Peru to IMO, Juan Carlos Gamarra, met Secretary General of Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters in London to deposit the instrument of accession.

Peru has become the 87 contracting State of the Convention, which represent in total just over 96% of world merchant shipping tonnage.