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US Customs Regulations - Automated Manifest System Regulations
US Customs Regulations - Automated Manifest System Regulations - Identity of 'Carrier'
'Bio-Chem' Risks
Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (PCSOPEP)
Criminal Enforcement of Oily Water Separator Related Offences and Club Cover
Small Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreement (STOPIA)
Taiwan Marine Pollution Control Act and Compulsory Insurance
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 73/78 MARPOL - Oily Water Separators
Blue Card - Issue to Registered Owners Only
Blue Card - Gas Carriers
Confirmation of Entry - Group Policy
2001 Bunkers Convention - Blue Cards - Issue by Group Clubs
2001 Bunkers Convention - Blue Cards - update on State Certification requirements and issuance of Blue Cards
Entry into force of the Bunkers Convention – State Certification
Entry into force of the Bunkers Convention – State Certification
US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) - Vessel General Permit (VGP) Requirements
US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) - Vessel General Permit (VGP) Requirements
Vessel Response Plans (VRPs) - Conformity with International Group Guidelines & Other Recent Developments
Adoption of the Third EU Maritime Safety Package
EU Directive with regard to the Prevention and Remedying of Environmental Damage (ELD)
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships
Directive 2009/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the Insurance of Shipowners for Maritime Claims (“Insurance Directive”)
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Emergency Prevention and Disposal of Marine Pollution from Ships
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Emergency Prevention and Disposal of Marine Pollution from Ships
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships
IMO Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargo - Carriage of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI)
The Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 (MWA), as Amended by Republic Act No.10022
US Vessel Response Plans - Salvage and Marine Fire-fighting Requirements. Final Rule - 31 December 2008
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships
International Group / BIMCO Revised Himalaya Clause
The Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 (MWA), as Amended by Republic Act No.10022
Venezuela - Illegal Narcotics onboard Vessels
Compulsory Insurance - "Blue Cards" - IMO Conventions
US Vessel Response Plans - Salvage and Marine Firefighting Requirements
IG Standard Form Letter of Indemnity - delivery of cargo without production of Bills of Lading
India - safe shipment of Iron Ore Fines from Indian Ports
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships
Charterparty Clause – Financial Security in Respect of Pollution
US Vessel Response Plans - Salvage and Marine Firefighting Requirements
Calcium Hypochlorite - FAQs
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships
Inter-Club New York Produce Exchange Agreement 1996 (as amended September 2011)
Indonesia and the Philippines – Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore Cargoes
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships
Directive 2009/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the Insurance of Shipowners for Maritime Claims (“Insurance Directive”)
US Pollution California – Changes in Certificates of Financial Responsibility (COFRs) Requirements
US Voyages – Carriage of Persistent Oil – Application of 50% Rebate on Voyage Premium
BIMCO GUARDCON contract for the employment of security guards on vessels
New European Union measures against Iran - Council Regulation 267/2012 dated 23 March 2012
Regulation 392/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the Liability of Carriers of Passengers by Sea in the Event of Accidents (the "PLR")
US Pollution - NRC and MSRC - Addenda concerning use of dispersants to contracts for tank vessels
US Pollution - NRC and MSRC - MSRC Addendum concerning the use of dispersants
Australian Pollution Law - Oil Pollution Indemnity Clause for Penalties and Fines
Regulation 392/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the Liability of Carriers of Passengers by Sea in the Event of Accidents (the "PLR")
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships
Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships
Information required when offered a shipment of iron fines that may contain DRI (C)
Australian Pollution Law - Oil Pollution Indemnity Clause for Penalties and Fines
Entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC)
Ukraine: Carriage of Iron Concentrate and Iron Ore Fines Cargoes
US Pollution - California Certificates of Financial Responsibility (COFR) Requirements
Entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC)
United States Non-Tank Vessels Response Plans
US Vessel Response Plans - Salvage and Marine Firefighting Requirements Final Rule - 30 September - Deadline for implementation - 30 January 2014
Washington State - Contingency Plan requirements
United States Vessel Response Plans
United States Vessel Response Plans
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements
Iron Ore Fines/Iron Ore Cargoes: Early implementation of changes to the IMSBC Code - Australia and Brazil
US Vessel Response Plans - Non-Tank Final Rule Update
US Vessel Response Plans - Non-Tank Final Rule Update
GUARDCON West Africa
Entry Into Force of the Protocol of 2002 to the Athens Convention relating to the carriage of passengers and their luggage by sea 1974

Articles » News

IOPC Funds Assembly 10th Session -17th to 21 October 2005
2006 Oil Pollution Surcharge US Voyages
STOPIA and TOPIA
Lloyd Watkins retires
STOPIA 2006 Update
New International Group Chairman elected
Group signs new Memorandum of Understanding with IOPC Funds
Group Chairman addresses Poseidon Challenge seminar in Singapore
International Group presentation to MEPs at Lloyds of London
Group presentation to IMO Legal Committee delegates
Group presentation to EESC Study Group on the Third Maritime Safety Package
IOPC Funds workshop on implementation of the HNS Convention
IOPC 1992 Fund working group on non-technical measures to promote quality shipping for carriage of oil by sea
EU Green Paper on future Maritime Policy
REMPEC Malta Training course
Brussels meetings with MEPs on Third Maritime Safety Package draft directives
International Group Report on Pilot Error Related Claims
Modernisation of the EC Competition Law regime - impact on the International Group Agreement
Revised Individual Club Retention and Restructured General Excess of Loss Reinsurance contract effective noon 20 February 2007
United States Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 - Title VI - increase in OPA 1990 limits
First report of the IOPC Funds working group on non-technical measures to promote quality shipping for carriage of oil by sea
International Group seminar on Fully Automatic Lock (FAL) systems for container securing
Group Secretariat Update
Implementation of Athens 2002 Protocol - Terrorism
92nd IMO Legal Committee discussions - Draft Wreck Removal Convention
New double retention procedure implemented
International Group Position Statement on the draft EU Civil Liability Directive following the EP TRAN Committee Vote
International Group response to the EU Green Paper on a Future Maritime Policy for the Union
Third meeting of the IOPC Funds Fourth Intersessional Working Group on Non-Technical measures to promote Quality Shipping for Carriage of Oil by Sea
Presentation to EMSA in Lisbon
EMSA Places of Refuge workshop for EU member states in Lisbon
Seoul International Maritime Forum
IUMI annual meetings and conference in Copenhagen
London Shipping Law Centre Lecture - IG Presentation
Joint IG/ITOPF/NOAA workshop in Washington and signing of new IG/NOAA MoU
IMO Legal Committee 93rd session
Shanghai International Maritime Forum & Global Focus on Oil Transportation and Marine Environment Protection
EU Intergroup on Sustainable Development - Ship Visit, Antwerp
EU Intergroup on Sustainable Development – EU Maritime Policy – Lunch Briefing with Commissioner Borg
International Group General Excess Loss Reinsurance Contract Renewal 2008/2009
Third Maritime Safety Package - Civil Liability Directive - Group presentation to EU Member State transport attachés in Brussels 24 January 2008
1992 IOPC Fund meetings - Monaco
Modernisation of the EC Competition Law regime - impact on the International Group Agreement
The 2nd Seoul International Maritime Forum on Oil Spill damage Compensation
Hebei Spirit - Industry Press Release
Brussels meetings on Third Maritime Safety Package
International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) annual conference
Group presentation to IOPC Fund delegates
CMI Conference Athens October 2008 - Group attendance
IMO Legal Committee - 94th session - IG attendance
Hebei Spirit - International Group Press Release
“Hebei Spirit” Master and Chief Officer convictions and bail applications
International Group General Excess Loss Reinsurance Contract Renewal 2009/2010
International Group statement - EU – Directive on the Insurance of Ship-owners for Maritime Claims (Formerly the Civil Liability Directive)
International Group appoints new Reinsurance Subcommittee Chairman
IUMI 2008 casualty and World Fleet Statistics published
IMO Legal Committee and IOPC Funds meetings - IG attendance
Interspill Conference Marseille May 2009 - Group attendance
“Hebei Spirit” Master and Chief Officer - Supreme Court Judgement
Maritime Security – Piracy related issues
Modernisation of the EC Competition Law Regime - impact on the International Group's arrangements - update June 2009
Piracy – BMP’s Version 2
IMO Legal Committee and IOPC Funds meetings - IG attendance
New International Group Chairman elected
Club retention to increase from February 2010
IUMI Annual Conference Bruges September 2009
International Marine Claims Conference Dublin
2009 International Group Conference for P&I Correspondents
IG - modernisation of the EC competition law regime - December 2009 update
International Group General Excess Loss Reinsurance Contact Renewal 2010/2011
IMO HNS Diplomatic Conference - IG attendance
US Oil Pollution Act 1990 – proposed amendment following “Deepwater Horizon” incident in the US Gulf
European Commission investigation announced on 26 August 2010
European Commission Review - International Group: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.
European Commission investigation – recent press coverage.
IG - Hong Kong Maritime Awareness Week - Presentation on Chinese Pollution Prevention Regulations
IG - London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC) - Presentation on the HNS Convention/Protocol
International Group General Excess Loss Reinsurance Contract Renewal 2011/2012
Piracy – Industry Best Management Practices Version 3
The Port of Rotterdam/industry arranged visit for members of the European Parliament
Piracy – Industry awareness campaign website launched
Memorandum of Understanding signed between IGP&I Clubs and the US Department of Interior
Piracy
IMO Legal Committee and IOPC Funds meetings - IG attendance
International Group Guidelines for Correspondents - 2nd Edition
TradeWinds Marine Risk Forum London 4-5 May 2011
European Commission Inspections in the Container Liner Shipping Sector
TradeWinds Marine Risk Forum London 4-5 May 2011 : Article "Lawyer warns clubs’ cartel activities close to ‘cardinal sins’ " (TradeWinds 13 May 2011), Response to the Editor from Philippe Ruttley, Partner, Clyde & Co.
EMSA workshop on liability and compensation for maritime claims
Meeting of the European Mutual and Cooperative Reinsurance Managers 12-13 May 2011
Koji Sekimizu has been elected as the next secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization
International Group Guidelines for Correspondents - 2nd Edition 2nd version
Piracy FAQs - Latest version
IOPC Funds meetings - IG attendance
IMO FAL Committee meeting - IG attendance
IMO MSC - Intersessional Maritime Security and Piracy Working Group - IG attendance
International Marine Claims Conference Dublin
International Group reinsurance Subcommittee Chairman’s renewal statement January 2012
New European Union Measures against Iran - Council Decision 2012/35 dated 23 January 2012 - Frequently Asked Questions
Annual Review 2011/12
Interspill 2012 – Participation by representatives of Group Clubs
New European Union Measures against Iran - Council Regulation 267/ 2012 published 24 March 2012
IMO Legal Committee - International Group attendance
IOPC Funds meeting – International Group attendance
IMO Maritime Safety Committee - International Group attendance
New European Union Measures against Iran - Council Regulation 267/2012 dated 23 March 2012 - Frequently Asked Questions – updated 25 May 2012
War and terrorism P&I cover review by Club boards
European Commission closes investigation
European Union Measures against Iran - Council Regulation 267/2012 dated 23 March 2012 - Frequently Asked Questions – updated 15 August 2012
Comite Maritime International (CMI) 2012 Conference
International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) 2012 Conference
IOPC Funds meetings - International Group attendance
New European Union measures against Iran - Council Decision 2012/635 - Updated FAQs
New International Group Chairman elected
Club retention increase to US$ 9 million from 20 February 2013
International Group reinsurance renewal statement January 2013
Amended European Union Measures against Iran - Council Regulation 1263/2012 dated 21 December 2012 - Updated Frequently Asked Questions 29 January 2013
Group 2013/14 GXL and Collective Overspill Reinsurance programme and Hydra retrocession renewals
Amendments to the International Group Agreement - IGA 2013
Iran Sanctions – U.S. legislation
IMO Legal Committee - International Group attendance
IOPC Funds meetings - International Group attendance
Piracy FAQs - Revised August 2013
International Group Guidelines for Correspondents
IMO DSC 18 - International Group attendance
IOPC Funds meetings - International Group attendance
Comite Maritime International (CMI) 2013 working group meetings and Symposium
International Group reinsurance renewal update January 2014
International Group reinsurance cost allocation - explanation of guiding principles
International Labour Organisation agree amendments to the 2006 Maritime Labour Convention
International Group Guidelines for Correspondents 2014
International Group reinsurance renewal update January 2015
International Group reinsurance renewal update January 2016
New Reinsurance subcommittee chairman appointed
International Group Guidelines for Correspondents 2015
New International Group Chairman elected
IOPC Funds meetings – International Group attendance
EU Guidelines on Places of Refuge
HNS Convention workshop – International Group attendance
IOPC Funds meetings - International Group attendance
Joint industry publication sets out Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite
Comite Maritime International (CMI) 2016 Conference
General Average “York Antwerp Rules 2016” adopted by the Comite Maritime International (CMI)
Comite International Radio-Maritime (CIRM)
EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S REVIEW OF THE INSURANCE BLOCK EXEMPTION (“IBER”)
Group participates in Maritime New Zealand Training and Preparedness Exercise-May 2016
IMO Legal Committee - International Group attendance
New Personal Injury subcommittee chairman appointed
IUMI 2016 Annual Conference
Maritime Labour Convention - Financial Security Requirements Circular & FAQ
IOPC Funds Meetings Oct. 2016 - International Group Attendance
4th Asia Marine Insurance Conference, Hong Kong 24th/25th October 2016
Piracy – EU Council Decision to extend the mandate of operation Atalanta until December 2018
International Group reinsurance 2017/18 renewal update December 2016
CINS Member and Board meetings – International Group Participation
Exhibition to mark 50 years of government and industry working together to address the risk of oil pollution from ships
International Group signs Funding of Interim Payments Agreement with the 1992 IOPC Fund
International Group reinsurance 2017/18 placement – termination of “fall-back” cover
Revised Joint industry publication sets out Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite
STOPIA 2006 (as amended 2017) and TOPIA 2006 (as amended 2017) – 2017 amendments

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IOPC Funds meetings – International Group attendance

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IG presentation to Intercargo Executive Committee meeting in Hong Kong

Piracy » IMO Circulars

MSC.1 - Circ. 1334 Guidance to shipowners and ship operators, shipmasters and crews on preventing and suppressing acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships
MSC.1-Circ.1405-Rev.2 Revised interim guidance to shipowners, ship operators, and shipmasters on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area
MSC.1-Circ.1406 Rev.2 Revised Interim recommendations for Flag States
MSC. 1 - Circ. 1333 Recommendations to Governments for preventing and suppressing piracy and armed robbery against ships
MSC.1-Circ.1444 Interim guidance for Flag States on measures to prevent and mitigate Somalia-based piracy
MSC.1-Circ.1408 Revised interim recommendations for Port and Coastal States regarding the use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area
MSC.1-Circ.1443 Interim guidance to private maritime security companies providing privately contracted armed security personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area

Piracy » Piracy News

Interim guidance on use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board ships agreed by IMO Maritime Safety meeting
IMO Maritime Safety Committee 89 – Circulars have now been issued
Regional Training Centre in Djibouti - MoU signed
Denmark presents its counter-piracy Strategy to the EU's Transport Council
Launch of the "Human Cost of Somali Piracy Study"
Italy has approved the deployment of military forces or private contractors onboard Italian ships
EU and Mauritius sign an agreement for transfer of suspected pirates
Recent amendments to the Norwegan Regulations
Marsh publishes a white paper setting out the insurance implications of piracy
Liberia, Marshall Islands and Panama - Declaration against Piracy
The 4th Edition of the Best Management Practices has now been released
Celebration of the World Maritime Day - from 26 to 30 September 2011
IMO MSC - Intersessional Maritime Security and Piracy Working Group - IG attendance
Publication of BIMCO's GUARDCON standard contract for the employment of security guards on board vessels
IMO Maritime Safety Committee - IG attendance
GUARDCON West Africa

Submissions » EU

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and Council Amending Directive 2002/59/EC Establishing a Community Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System: Report of the Rapporteur to the Parliamentís Transport Committee
Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on The Civil Liability and Financial Securities Of Shipowners: Report of the Rapporteur to the Parliamentís Transport Committee
Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on The Civil Liability and Financial Securities Of Shipowners: Amendments of the European Parliament's Transport Committee: Frequently Asked Questions
Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on The Civil Liability and Financial Securities Of Shipowners, updated comments of The International Group of P&I Clubs
Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on The Civil Liability and Financial Securities Of Shipowners: Amendments of the European Parliament's Transport Committee
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on The Liability Of Carriers of Passengers by Sea and Inland Waterway in the Event of Accidents, updated comments of The International Group of P&I Clubs
Proposal for a Regulation on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (Rome 1)
Proposal for a Regulation on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (Rome 1)
Proposal for a Regulation on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (Rome 1)
Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on The Civil Liability and Financial Securities Of Shipowners: 1st Reading Agreement of the European Parliament
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on The Liability Of Carriers of Passengers by Sea and Inland Waterway in the Event of Accidents - opt out clause - The International Group of P&I Clubs
Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and Council Amending Directive 2002/59/EC Establishing a Community Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System (VTM): Comments for the European Council on 2nd reading
Proposal for a Regulation on the Recycling of Ships

Submissions » IMO

Submission to the IMO Legal Committee - Liability cover under the draft Wreck Removal Convention
Submission to the IMO Legal Committee - Liability cover under the 2002 Athens Convention
Submission to the IMO Legal Committee - Places of Refuge
Submission to the IMO Legal Committee - Liability Cover under the 2002 Athens Convention
Submission to the IMO Legal Committee - Places of Refuge
Submission to the International Conference on the Wreck Removal Convention - IG & ICS
Submission to the International Conference on a Wreck Removal Convention - IG, ICS & BIMCO
Submission to the IMO Legal Committee – Liability cover under the 2002 Athens Convention
Submission to the IMO Legal Committee - Entry into force of the Bunkers Convention
Submission to the IMO Legal Committee - Proposed single Flag State certificate
Submission to the IMO Subcommittee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers - Direct Reduced Iron
Submission to the IMO Legal Committee - bunker spills historical claims data
Submission to the IMO Legal Committee 96 - Joint IMO/ILO Ad Hoc Expert Working Group on Liability and Compensation regarding Claims for Death, Personal Injury and Abandonment of Seafarers
Submission to the IMO HNS Convention diplomatic conference
Submission to IMO MEPC 60 - Hebei Spirit
Submission to IMO FAL 36 - Stowaways
Submission to IMO LEG 97 - claims subject to limitation
Submission to IMO DSC 16 - Solid Bulk Cargoes That Can Liquefy
Submission to IMO DSC 16 - Solid Bulk Cargoes That Can Liquefy
Submission to IMO LEG 99 – claims subject to limitation – claims experience - IG
Submission to IMO LEG 99 – LLMC review – IG & ICS
Submission to IMO MSC 90 – early implementation of the amendments to the IMSBC Code - IG, INTERCARGO, ICS, BIMCO and IUMI
Submission to IMO MSC 90 - Guidance for Flag States on measures to prevent Somalia-based piracy - ICS, IG, ITF, BIMCO, INTERTANKO, INTERCARGO, Intermanager, ICC-IMB, IPTA, SIGTTO and WSC
Submission to IMO DSC 17 - Comments on alternative test methods for the carriage of nickel ore - IG, INTERCARGO, ICS and BIMCO
Submission to IMO DSC 17 - Comments on alternative test methods for the carriage of iron ore fines - IG, INTERCARGO, ICS and BIMCO
Submission to the IMO Maritime Safety Committee 91 - Carriage requirements for instruments that test the atmosphere of enclosed spaces - Australia, IG and IACS
Submission to IMO FAL 38 - Stowaways
Submission to IMO DSC 18 - Comments on alternative test methods for the carriage of nickel ore - International Group, INTERCARGO, ICS and BIMCO
Submission to IMO LEG 101 - Athens Convention 2002
Submission to IMO LEG 101 - Wreck Removal Convention 2007

Submissions » IOPC Fund

Submission to the IOPC Fund - review of the international compensation regime (substandard shipping)
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Review of the international oil pollution compensation regime
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Review of the international oil pollution compensation regime
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Review of the international oil pollution compensation regime
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Review of the International compensation regime
Submission to the IOPC Fund - review of the international compensation regime
Submission to the IOPC Fund - review of the international compensation regime
Submission to IOPC Fund Working Group on Substandard transportation of oil
Submission to IOPC Fund Working Group on Substandard transportation of oil
Submission to the IOPC Fund - IG STOPIA entered vessels
Submission to the IOPC Fund - HNS Focus Group - HNS claims data 2002 - 2007
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Entry into force of the 2001 Bunkers Convention
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Entry into force of the 2001 Bunkers Convention
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Funding of Interim Payments
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Funding of Interim Payments
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Funding of Interim Payments
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Funding of interim payments
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Funding of interim payments
Submission to the IOPC Fund - handling of large numbers of claims for small amounts with little documentation
Submission to the IOPC Fund – Funding of interim payments
Submission to the IOPC Fund – Iran sanctions
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Nissos Amorgos
Submission to the IOPC Fund – Funding of interim payments
Submission to the IOPC Fund – Winding up of the 1971 Fund
Submission to the IOPC Fund - Winding up of the 1971 Fund
Submission to the IOPC Fund – Prestige
Submission to the IOPC Fund – Funding of interim payments
Submission to the IOPC Fund – STOPIA & TOPIA review outcome
Submission to the IOPC Fund – STOPIA & TOPIA – amendments

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