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 1 The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its seventy-eighth session (6 to 10 June 2022), approved unified interpretations to regulation 18.3 of MARPOL Annex VI concerning the use of biofuels.

2 The updated consolidated text of all existing unified interpretations to MARPOL Annex VI, including those set out in circular MEPC.1/Circ.795/Rev.5, are set out in the annex.

3 The regulation numbers in the annexed unified interpretations refer to the 2021 Revised MARPOL Annex VI, as adopted by resolution MEPC.328(76), which was accepted on 1 May 2022 in accordance with article 16(2)(f)(iii) of MARPOL and which will enter into force on 1 November 2022.

4 Member Governments are invited to apply the annexed unified interpretations to MARPOL Annex VI, as appropriate, and bring them to the attention of all Parties concerned.

5 Member Governments are also invited to note MEPC.1/Circ.897 setting out cross-reference tables between the 2021 Revised MARPOL Annex VI and the previous MARPOL Annex VI.

6 This circular revokes MEPC.1/Circ.795/Rev.5.

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