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Customs Proposes Substantial Offshore Industry Jones Act Changes
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2017

On January 18, 2017, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposed revising almost 30 Jones Act interpretive rulings going back to 1976. CBP’s


SPR Oil Sale Requires Use of Jones Act Vessels
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2017

On January 9, 2017, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project Management Office of the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Notice of Sale for eight


Polar Code Goes Into Effect
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Canada, Global, USA
  • January 5 2017

On January 1, 2017, the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, known as the “Polar Code,” went into effect. The Polar Code is a long


Coast Guard Announces Final TWIC Electronic Reader Requirements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

The U.S. Coast Guard published its Final Rule on electronic reader requirements for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential on August 23


Customs Announces Stepped Up Enforcement of the Jones Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2016

On July 15, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the creation of the National Jones Act Division of Enforcement (JADE) to be


Department of Commerce Clarifies Crude Oil Export Requirements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2016

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, signed into law by the President on December 18, 2015, generally lifted restrictions on the export of


Customs Issues Jones Act Vessel Definition & “Any Part” of Transportation Rulings
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued two rulings on April 13, 2016, clarifying the application of the U.S. Jones Act to a power plant barge and


U.S. Coast Guard Lessens Security Conditions for Vessels from Cuba
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Cuba, USA
  • March 23 2016

On March 16, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that it is removing security conditions of entry on vessels arriving from ports in Cuba. The


California Fines Ocean Carrier for Fuel Violation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2016

On March 3, 2016, the California Air Resources Board announced that it had fined an ocean carrier $129,500 for failure to switch its engines over to


U.S. Cuban Sanctions Still Bite Oil Exploration Activities
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Cuba, USA
  • February 25 2016

On February 22, 2016, French-based geophysical services company CGG Services S.A. and its affiliated companies agreed to pay $614,250 to OFAC to