The framework for the implementation and operationalization of the RMFIC is governed by:
- The Regional Agreement for the establishment of a mechanism for exchange and sharing of maritime information in the Western Indian Ocean region signed on 29 April 2018 by the Union of Comoros, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles, and November 27, 2018 by France and Kenya. The regional agreement devotes the establishment of the RMIFC, governs its identity and the responsibilities of the States Parties and partners as well as its organization and the working process for fusion, exchange and sharing of information;
- The Host Agreement between the Republic of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Commission of 18 February 2018 related to the Madagascar’s hosting of the RMIFC
- The Technical Arrangements for Maritime Information Exchange between the RMIFC and the national, regional and international organizations and centers involved in marine safety and security, to govern the relationship between the RMIFC and its potential partners wishing to integrate its network.