Cargo Preference Requirements: Objectives Not Significantly Advanced When Used in U. S. Food Aid Programs

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DIANE Publishing, 1995 - 160 pages
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Page 152 - States-flag commercial vessels, to the extent such vessels are available at fair and reasonable rates for United States-flag commercial vessels...
Page 152 - SEC. 901." and by adding at the end of the section the following new subsection : "(b) whenever the United States shall procure, contract for, or otherwise obtain for its own account, or shall furnish to or for the account of any foreign nation without provision for reimbursement, any equipment, materials, or commodities, within or without the United States, or shall advance funds or credits or guarantee the convertibility of foreign currencies in connection with the furnishing of such equipment,...
Page 4 - The purpose of the bill is to amend section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly referred to as the Jones Act...
Page 3 - The application of cargo preference to food aid programs does not significantly contribute to meeting the intended objectives of helping to maintain US-flag ships as a naval and military auxiliary in time of war or national emergency or for purposes of domestic or foreign commerce. While applying cargo preference requirements to food aid programs does help support some...
Page 70 - Only vessels of the United States or belonging to the united States may be used in the transportation by sea of supplies bought for the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps. However, if the President finds that the freight charged by those vessels is excessive or otherwise unreasonable, contracts for transportation may be made as otherwise provided by law. Charges made for the transportation of those supplies by those vessels may not be higher than the charges made for transporting like goods for...
Page 153 - ... all those statutes had in common was that they were designed to provide economic or military assistance to foreign countries, rather than to preserve the commercial position of the United States in world markets. On the floor of the Senate, Senator Butler summarized the scope of the bill as follows : "The bill covers only cargoes which are being paid for or owned by the Government. It has nothing to do with any other commerce of the United States. It applies only to the giveaway and United States...
Page 152 - ... of such equipment, materials, or commodities, the appropriate agency or agencies shall take such steps as may be necessary and practicable to assure that at least 50 per centum of the gross tonnage of such equipment, materials or commodities (computed separately for dry bulk carriers, dry cargo liners, and tankers), which may be transported on ocean vessels shall be transported on privately owned United States-flag commercial vessels, to the extent such vessels are available at fair and reasonable...
Page 148 - States-flag vessels to the extent that such vessels are available at 'fair and reasonable rates for United States-flag vessels.
Page 78 - ... shall be applicable to the most recently completed calendar year. (9) Number of vessel operating days pertaining to data reported in paragraph (b)(8) of this section for the year ending December 31. For purposes of this part, an operating day means any day on which a vessel or tug/barge unit is in a seaworthy condition, fully manned, and either in operation or standing ready to begin pending operations. (c) Required port and cargo handling information. The port and cargo handling costs listed...
Page 26 - ... law is. Mr. ANDERSON. I realize that. Mr. HOLTZMAN. Is it your understanding of the law that you must buy, whether you can see or not see a benefit to the farmer ? Mr. ANDERSON. Once we have announced that we are going to carry out this program by an offer to buy, and we make that for a period from April 1 of one year to March 31 of the next year...

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