New life to Jones Act debate

Edmonson, R. G.
January 2004
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);1/26/2004, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p16
Discusses the 1920 Jones Act, a law enacted by the U.S. Congress which forbids U.S. ocean carriers in the domestic trades to purchase foreign-built vessels. Major provisions of the law; Arguments for amending the law; Efforts to repeal the law; Information on U.S. laws that support the Jones Act; Regulation of the U.S. Coast Guard on U.S. shipyards.


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