This paper argues that China should ratify the 2004 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) in the near future. It first briefly describes the recent development of the BWM Convention and China's position toward the BWM Convention. Then it analyzes benefits for China to ratify the BWM Convention. Some suggestions for the improvement of current legal regime on the prevention of invasive species from ballast water are provided as well.
|Translated title of the contribution||Why China should ratify the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments?|
|Number of pages||10|
|Specialist publication||中国环境法学评论/China Environmental Law Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- invasive species
- ballast water
- law of the sea