On 10 August, Insurance Marine News reported that the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has added 7 countries to its list of flags of convenience, defined by the ITF as countries which take registration fees but then typically avoid any of the responsibilities that go with being a flag state.  The new states are Cameroon, Cook Islands, Palau, Sierra Leone, St Kitts & Nevis, Tanzania (Zanzibar) and Togo.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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