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Recognition of Certificates of Competency issued under STCW
The Hong Kong Administration and the following countries would mutually recognize the certificates issued by each other.

Australia
Bangladesh
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Dominica
Egypt
Estonia
France
Georgia
Ghana
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Korea
Latvia
Liberia
Malaysia
Malta
Marshall Islands
Montenegro
Myanmar
Netherlands
New Zealand
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Singapore
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Thailand
United Kingdom
Vietnam

The Hong Kong Administration would recognize the certificates issued by the following countries.

Canada
China
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Greece
Iceland
India
Lithuania
Norway
Philippines
Russia
Spain
Sweden
Ukraine

The following countries would recognize the certificates issued by the Hong Kong Administration.

Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Isle of Man
Luxembourg
Netherlands Antilles
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Vanuatu