WASHINGTON (May 10, 2017) – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) – the voice of the domestic maritime industry – today issued the following statement, responding to an announcement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to withdraw its second proposal to modify and revoke letter rulings associated with the Jones Act.
“The Administration’s decision today to delay the revocation of letter rulings that would allow for the lawful enforcement of the Jones Act in the Gulf of Mexico is extremely disappointing. This delay and the move to an extended regulatory review process will damage American mariners and the American domestic maritime industry, which is essential for U.S. economic security and job creation,” said Tom Allegretti, Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership. “The domestic maritime industry calls on President Trump and his Administration to take immediate action to return these jobs to American mariners and this work to American companies.”
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