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Carlos Mercader

DHS waives Jones Act in US regions affected by Hurricane Irma

(September 7, 2017 – Washington, DC) The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, Carlos Mercader, today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), at the request of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE), issued a 7-day waiver of compliance with the Jones Act (46 U.S.C. 55102) to areas affected by Hurricane Irma, including Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Florida.

This decision reduces shipping regulations allowing for foreign vessels to transport fuels between American ports.

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Portal sometido ante la CEE el 28 de diciembre de 2015: Solicitud CEE-SA-16-2859