Ministry of Transportation of China Abolish the Sludge and Garbage Disposal Requirement on Ocean Vessels before Departure from Chinese Ports

February 2017

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Club Correspondents Huatai have advised that the Ministry of Transportation (MOT) of China has issued formal notice of its decision to abolish the regulations currently in place which require ocean-going vessels to dispose of any sludge and garbage on board before departure from Chinese waters. Full details of the changes, including a timeline of regulation change, is available in this Circular from Huatai.