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IMO PROCEDURE OF ADOPTION OF A CONVENTION AND TACIT ACCEPTANCE (EXTRACTS FROM http://www.imo.org)
ADOPTING A CONVENTION
This is the part of the process with which IMO, as an organisation, is most closely involved. IMO has six main bodies concerned with the adoption or implementation of conventions. The Assembly and Council are the main organs, and the committees involved are the Maritime Safety Committee, Marine Environment Protection Committee, Legal Committee and the Facilitation Committee. Developments in shipping and other related industries are discussed by Member States in these bodies, and the need for a new convention or amendments to existing conventions can be raised in any of them.
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