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International Ballast Water Convention to Enter into Force on September 8, 2017
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global, USA
  • September 9 2016

On September 8, 2016, Finland acceded to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments triggering


Repair duties inapplicable to exhaust scrubber changes for U.S.-flag vessels
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2014

U.S.-flag vessels are required to pay a 50 percent ad valorem duty on all repairs made outside the United States unless performed in a treaty exempt


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


U.S. Coast Guard clarifies Jones Act vessel construction requirements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a ruling on August 27, 2014 to the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. regarding the use of foreign-manufactured items in


Jones Act again tied to crude oil exports
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2015

The U.S. Congress continues to consider whether to reverse the 1975 ban on crude oil exports prompted by the U.S. shale oil renaissance. That


Customs issues new vessel repair duty regulations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2009

On October 20, 2009, United States Customs and Border Protection modified its regulations administering the foreign vessel repair duty to incorporate additional exemptions for repairs by the vessel’s crew and repairs made in countries with which the United States has a free trade agreement


Court finds U.S. jurisdiction over foreign vessel
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2015

In a decision issued on September 15, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama followed precedents from a number of courts


Court dismisses ro-ro class action as preempted by Shipping Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

On August 28, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed the consolidated class action complaint filed on behalf


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


Third Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Primacy of Shipping Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2017

On January 18, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion upholding the District Court’s dismissal of various