The Essential Guide to the Jones Act
The Jones Act is the foundational law of the American maritime industry, and compliance with it is essential whether you are a vessel operator in the U.S. domestic trades or a foreign operator serving the U.S. market. The Jones Act requires that merchandise transported by water within the United States be moved on vessels that are U.S.-documented, -owned, -crewed and -built. And while the basic contours of the law are relatively simple, the applications and nuances of it are far less so. The Essential Guide to the Jones Act describes and explains one of America’s most consequential maritime laws.
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