MAC Preparatory Commission
Pursuant to Resolution 1 of the diplomatic Conference for the adoption of the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Mining, Agricultural and Construction Equipment (Pretoria, 11 - 22 November 2019), a Preparatory Commission has been established to act as Provisional Supervisory Authority until the Protocol enters into force. The Preparatory Commission operates under the guidance of the Governing Council and General Assembly of UNIDROIT.
The Preparatory Commission has three key responsibilities:
(a) Selection of a Registrar to operate the MAC Protocol International Registry
(b) Establishment of a Supervisory Authority
(c) Preparation of the first edition of the International Registry Regulations
Customarily, the Preparatory Commission also plays an important role in encouraging States to sign, implement and ratify the Protocol.
Preparatory Commission First session
The first session of the Preparatory Commission took place via videoconference between 21 and 22 May 2020. The Commission was attended by 38 participants from eight Member States of the Commission, one observing State, one observing Regional Economic Integration Organisation, three observing organisations, and ex officio observers from the Diplomatic Conference.
At its first session, the Preparatory Commission negotiated and adopted the Rules of Procedure and considered several issues associated with the future operation of the International Registry. The Commission also established a Working Group to draft a request for proposals for the selection of a Registrar (the Registrar Working Group), as well as a Working Group to develop draft Regulations for the International Registry (the Regulations Working Group). Finally, the Commission extended the period available to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to accept the role of Supervisory Authority.
The documents for the first session are available below:
- MACPC/1/Doc. 1 - Draft Annotated Order of Business
- MACPC/1/Doc. 2 - Draft Rules of Procedure
- MACPC/1/Doc. 3 - Preliminary Draft MAC Regulations
- MACPC/1/Doc. 4 - Aircraft Registry Regulations
- MACPC/1/Doc. 5 - Draft Rail Registry Regulations
- MACPC/1/Doc. 6 - Draft Space Registry Regulations
- MACPC/1/Doc. 7 - MAC Protocol
- MACPC/1/Doc. 8 - MAC Diplomatic Conference Final Resolutions
- MACPC/1/Doc. 9 - Report
Preparatory Commission Second session
The second session of the Preparatory Commission took place on 10-11 December 2020.
The documents for the second session are available below:
- MACPC/2/Doc. 1 - Annotated draft Order of Business
- MACPC/2/Doc. 2 - Rules of Procedure
- MACPC/2/Doc. 3 - Research on Options for Supervisory Authority
- MACPC/2/Doc. 4 - Draft Regulations
- MACPC/2/Doc. 5 - Note on Registration Criteria
- MACPC/2/Doc. 6 - Report
- MACPC/2/Doc. 7 - Research on WTO and MIGA
- MACPC/2/Doc. 8 - Update on the process for the appointment of a Supervisory Authority
- MACPC/Regulations/W.G./1/Doc. 3 - Report of the first session of Regulations Working Group
- MACPC/Regulations/W.G./2/Doc. 4 - Report of the second session of the Regulations Working
- MACPC/Registrar/W.G./1/Doc. 4 - Report of the first session of the Registrar Working Group]
Preparatory Commission Third session
The third Session of the Preparatory Commission will take place on 3 and 4 June 2021.
The following documents have been made available for the third session:
- MACPC/3/Doc. 1 - Annotated draft Order of Business
- MACPC/3/Doc. 2 - Assessment of UNIDROIT’s suitability for the role of Supervisory Authority
- MACPC/3/Doc. 3 - Draft Regulation with Tracked Changes
- MACPC/3/Doc. 4 - Draft Regulation
- MACPC/Regulations/W.G./3/Doc. 3 rev. – Report of the third session of the Regulations
- MACPC/Regulations/W.G./4/Doc. 5 - Report of the fourth session of the Regulations Working
- MACPC/Registrar/W.G./2/Doc. 4 – Report of the second session of the Registrar Working
- MACPC/Registrar/W.G./3/Doc. 4 - Report of the third session of the Registrar Working Group ]