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U.S. Coast Guard Issues New Jones Act Build Guidance

USA - November 1 2017 U.S. maritime laws generally referred to as the “Jones Act” restrict U.S. domestic commerce to “U.S.-built” vessels. Because the rules governing what…

U.S. Customs Issues Offshore Cable Lay Wind Farm Guidance

USA - September 21 2020 U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently made available August 31, 2020-issued “Jones Act” guidance on cable lay operations in connection with…

What is the Jones Act? Separating Fact from Fiction.

USA - September 29 2017 The active 2017 hurricane season has put a spotlight on the “Jones Act,” a section of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920. The issuance of Jones Act waivers…

American Bar Association Adopts Resolution Seeking Permanent Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, USA - August 10 2018 The American Bar Association House of Delegates adopted a resolution on August 7, 2018 which “urges Congress to enact legislation to provide a…

U.S. Customs Proposes Jones Act Interpretation Changes Affecting Offshore Industries

USA - October 24 2019 On October 23, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed substantial changes to its interpretations of the Jones Act that will affect both…