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  1 The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its sixty-fourth session (1 to 5 October 2012), recalling the conclusions of MEPC 63, approved the dissemination of a circular on issuance of Ballast Water Management Certificates prior to entry into force of the BWM Convention (MEPC 64/23, paragraph 2.38.8).

  2 Member Governments are invited to advise the Organization on the progress made after the conditions for entry into force of the BWM Convention have been met and prior to the actual entry into force of the Convention.

  3 Flag States, port States and international organizations are invited to bring the annexed Guidance to the attention of all parties concerned.

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