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Unformatted text preview: Military Transportation Act of 1904 Oldest current preference law Directs that all supplies for the US armed services that move by sea must be carried either in vessels of US registry or in vessels owned by the US Exceptions were allowed only when the freight charged by the US vessels is excessive or otherwise unreasonable Although statute affords no warrant for practice, Defense Department occasionally engages foreign vessels to move its supplies when US vessels are not available Merchant Act of 1920(Sect 27) Authorized Sect of Transportation to recondition and repair vessels Jones Act/cabotage law-Basically, it provides that merchandise transported entirely or partly by water between U.S. points--either directly or via a foreign point-- must travel in U.S.-built, U.S.-citizen owned vessels that are U.S.-documented by the Coast Guard for such carriage. Merchant Marine Act of 1928 Authorized the Sect of Transportation to remodel and improve vessels as to equip them adequately for competition in the foreign trade of US Any vessel remodeled must remain in service for at least 5 years after completions Establishes generous subsidies for carrying mail and requires the use of new ships to do so. Public Resolution 17 (1934) Declared it to be the sense of Congress that whenever loans were made by an agency of the government to foster the export of US products, those products should be carried exclusively in vessels of the United States...
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- Spring '08