The latest signing, which increases coverage by the MLC to over 91% of world shipping, is a further boost for the ILO campaign to see 100 member states ratify the MLC in this its centenary year.

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The MLC will enter into force for Tanzania in April 2020, one year after its ratification.

Before Tanzania, Iceland and Ethiopia had ratified the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

Specifically, Iceland has a merchant fleet of 200 ships, and its ratification means that all the Nordic countries, - Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland - have now ratified the MLC 2006.