Peru accedes to IMO's anti-fouling treaty
Peru has acceded to an important 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.
H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Gamarra Skeels, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Peru to IMO, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters, London, to deposit the instrument of accession (2 July).
The treaty now has 87 contracting States, representing just over 96% of world merchant shipping tonnage.