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International Cooperation

U.S.-Mexico Demonstration of Fuel Switching on Ocean Going Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico

Through ongoing, joint work with EPA, the Mexican government has been actively exploring international actions to reduce air pollution from ships near local communities. Mexico has been learning from the United States' experience, and is now working toward the ratification of MARPOL Annex VI (an international air pollution agreement), and establishment of a Mexican Emission Control Area (ECA).

The following documents are related to this work.

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