Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA) requests review of list of vegoil synonyms

As a result of revisions to MARPOL Annex II, as of 1 January 2007 the term "Vegetable Oils, n.o.s." will be deleted from the IBC Code. The revised IBC Code will list crude vegetable oils and their synonyms.

During ESPH 11 (held 24-28 October 2005 at IMO) a provisional list, prepared by the UK (with the assistance of FOSFA), was submitted for review. At ESPH 11, it was agreed that a final list of vegetable oils and their accepted synonyms will be included in the annual MEPC.2/Circular. As follow-up to the initial review at ESPH 11, delegations from Japan and the U.K. have agreed to prepare a more comprehensive submission based on the provisional list at BLG 10 this coming April 2006.

In the meantime, FOSFA has forwarded the current synonym list to INTERTANKO asking for input from INTERTANKO members involved in the vegetable oil trade to make sure that all the names of the vegoil products which they normally carry are included in this list.

The list forwarded by FOSFA can be viewed here.


Contact: Margaret Doyle