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Hemispheric cooperation for competitive, secure, sustainable and inclusive ports in the Americas.

About the TAG

Chair: Barbados

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Port Protection and Security aims to provide technical advice to the Committee on specific aspects of the port sector development in the hemisphere regarding this TAG working area. The TAG is made up by all Member States as well as Associate Members, including private sector firms and NGOs.

The Port Protection and Security TAG works with ports, port authorities, and other stakeholders in the Western Hemisphere to balance the competing goals of commercial efficiency and adherence to global standards for port safety and security.

During 2023 and through 2025, the TAG will have the support of Commander Enrique Ochoa, commissioned by the Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR) to the CIP. His collaboration will result in a greater number of resources available to Member States on this important topic.

The TAG supports educated decision-making on the implementation of these standards and related certifications, including the investments, financing, and cost-benefit analyses that inform these decisions. Although the ideal equilibrium varies by port, the TAG assists ports and port authorities in seeking this balance by providing a mechanism for sharing of best practices and lessons learned, facilitating training, and offering a platform upon which to communicate regarding port safety and security issues at the hemispheric level.