The Tokyo Mou: Its Implications for Taiwan

Chen-Ju Chen


This paper, based on the maritime jurisdiction of port State established under the international law of the sea, looks into the developments of port State control and regional MoUs on port State control. Focused is the Tokyo MoU in the Asia-Pacific region and further investigated is how Taiwan reflects the establishment of the Tokyo MoU. Concluded is that—though in terms of inspection effectiveness—there are still various spaces for improvement, especially as a non-Member State of IMO and regional MoU, Taiwan—via the bilateral agreement with Canada—established its port State control system and can thus still be a model for entity sui generis to enforce port State control.


Tokyo MoU, Paris MoU, Port State Control, UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, Maritime Safety and Security

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