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Historic Jones Act Fine Levied
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2017

Federal lawgenerally known as the Jones Act and a part of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 restrict U.S. maritime coastwise trade to qualified U.S


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


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


CBP narrows casualty exception to U.S. vessel repair duties
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2015

A 50 ad valorem duty applies to foreign repairs to U.S.-flag vessels unless the repairs are made in a country exempted by virtue of a free trade


Fuel blending ruling could impact Jones Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2015

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently released to the public a private ruling on the relationship between offshore fuel blending and the Jones


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


U.S. Coast Guard proposes expanded OCS reporting requirements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard has proposed expanding the casualty reporting requirements applicable to facilities operating on the U.S. Outer Continental


Court of Appeals affirms broad coast guard authority to detain vessels accused of environmental violations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2013

On July 22, 2013 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an order underscoring the Coast Guard's broad authority to demand


U.S. government international economic sanctions bite maritime industry again
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2010

The worldwide maritime industry was reacquainted in April 2010 with U.S. government international economic sanctions when President Obama issued an order making it unlawful for U.S. persons to pay ransoms to designated Somali pirates


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