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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


Crude oil export ban and the Jones Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, often referred to as the "Omnibus Appropriations Bill," on December 18


Big win for U.S. Maritime Security Program
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2015

On October 9, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to accelerate increased funding for the U.S. Maritime Security Program (MSP). MSP provides


Coast Guard makes ballast water compliance easier
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2015

On September 10, 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard issued new ballast water compliance guidance that simplifies and clarifies the process by which vessels


U.S. crude oil exports get a boost
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2015

Although there have been numerous recent studies on the potential economic impact of U.S. crude oil exports, it was not until recently that the U.S