Inter-Governmental Standing Committee on Shipping (ISCOS)
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1967. Permanent Secretariat set up 1974, Mombasa (Kenya). Establishment agreement signed in 1987 and amended by Protocol, 27 Apr 2006.
Conduct negotiations with shipping conferences, shipowners, operators of shipping lines and other related bodies concerning freight rates and conditions of maritime transport; undertake research and compile statistical data with a view to advising governments on the level and structure of freight rates, port operating costs, conditions of marine carriage and other factors related to sea transportation; advise governments on the best means of containing increases in freight rates and transport costs or other adverse changes within the shipping industry; carry out studies on request of any member government.
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