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Customs reverses course on proposed change to Jones Act interpretation

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
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  • May 18 2010

The "Jones Act," enacted in 1920 as section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, is the principal law governing wholly domestic shipping to and from American "ports" and "coastwise points," commonly known in the maritime industry as "cabotage" or "coastwise trade."

Mandatory electronic filing instituted for all exporters compliance by October 1, 2008

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
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  • June 27 2008

Beginning October 1, 2008, Census, Customs and Border Patrol officials will no longer accept paper Shippers Export Declarations (SEDs

Freight forwarders are liable for violations of export law by customers

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • Canada, USA
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  • June 27 2008

An administrative law judge recently ruled that freight forwarders have a responsibility to make sure that the goods they are shipping meet export control regulations