On 11 September 2018 the Commercial Law Centre and UNIDROIT jointly hosted an international consultation event on the scope of the MAC Protocol. 

The consultation event brought together 35 Governmental representatives and legal experts from 21 countries, including the Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic his excellency Mr Sayakane Sisouvong. The event was chaired by UNIDROIT Secretary-General Professor Ignacio Tirado and featured presentations from the author of the Official Commentaries to the Cape Town Convention Protocols Sir Roy Goode, UNIDROIT Deputy Secretary-General Professor Anna Veneziano, UNIDROIT Legal Officer William Brydie-Watson and MAC Working Group Director of Global Outreach Dr Marek Dubovec. The event provided a valuable opportunity for states to share their experiences in conducting domestic consultations on the scope of the MAC Protocol as determined by the Harmonized System.