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Public Policy Legislation and Regulation

Public Policy, Legislation and Regulation TAG

Omar Ricardo Barrios Osorio

Chair of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Public Policy, Legislation and Regulation

President - National Port Commission (CPN) of Guatemala


The National Port Commission, constituted in 1972, is a collegiate entity that represents the State of Guatemala in port and regional maritime transport matters, advisor to the Executive Organism and Designated Authority for compliance with international conventions.

In the present Government, the CPN assumed leadership within the authorities of civil jurisdiction to promote the updating of the legal frameworks in matters of Maritime and Port Law, projects for the implementation of international conventions, development of the National Strategy for Maritime and Port Security with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) model and other important actions, with the support of the Iberoamerican Institute of Maritime Law (IIDM) through an agreement and because the Republic of Guatemala holds the chairmanship of the supranational organization for two years, as well as support from organizations of the private and academic sectors, which allows us to have specialists in legal matters and public policies.

We consider it a great opportunity to be the epicenter of the 34 nations that make up the CIP/OAS in the field of public policies and regulation and to be able to jointly develop projects that allow us to take advantage of the great experience of the representatives that make up this TAG, as well as to invite other entities to be part of the mission that we have set for ourselves and to be together a key player in the updating, integration and harmonization of port regulations and policies at the Inter-American level. 


Ayda Lucy Ospina Arias

Vice Chair of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Public Policy, Legislation and Regulation

Superintendent - Superintendence of Ports and Transportation of Colombia

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