eCMID iconIMCA aims to set the Jones Act record straight

On May 10, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Customs Bulletin & Decisions, Vol. 51, No. 19, ‘Withdrawal of Proposed Modification and Revocation of Ruling Letters Relating to Customs Application of the Jones Act to the Transportation of Certain Merchandise and Equipment Between Coastwise Points’.  The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) immediately welcomed … Continue reading “IMCA aims to set the Jones Act record straight”

eCMID iconThe real facts related to CBP’s recent decision to withdraw its Jones Act proposal

On May 10, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) issued Customs Bulletin & Decisions, Vol. 51, No. 19, “Withdrawal of Proposed Modification and Revocation of Ruling Letters Relating to Customs Application of the Jones Act to the Transportation of Certain Merchandise and Equipment Between Coastwise Points.”  The International Marine Contractors Association (“IMCA”) immediately welcomed … Continue reading “The real facts related to CBP’s recent decision to withdraw its Jones Act proposal”

eCMID iconIMCA supports CBP decision on Jones Act

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes withdrawal of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notice to revoke and modify rulings relating to offshore vessels under the Jones Act. Allen Leatt, Chief Executive of IMCA, explains: “Members of the International Marine Contractors Association with vessels active in U.S. waters, together with their clients, welcome the … Continue reading “IMCA supports CBP decision on Jones Act”

eCMID iconIMCA engages in seafarers’ wages payment during piracy at ILO meetings

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) actively participated, on behalf of the Maritime Employers’ Group, in the International Labour Organization (ILO) Working Group of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC), established under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) – the international treaty covering minimum working and living standards for seafarers. The Working Group’s meeting took place in Geneva, … Continue reading “IMCA engages in seafarers’ wages payment during piracy at ILO meetings”

eCMID iconIMCA takes action as countdown to deadline for submission on the Jones Act changes draws close – 1 day to go

IMCA is selecting a key fact-a-day on the 7-day countdown to the April 18, 2017 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) comment submission deadline, to highlight the potential risks if CBP revokes 40 years of precedent as reflected in its own rulings. Rulings that have brought decades of stability and billions of dollars in investment to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Today we cover the myth about the ability of coastwise marine service companies to fill a resulting gap in the market.

eCMID iconIMCA takes action as countdown to deadline for submission on the Jones Act changes draws close – 2 days to go

IMCA is selecting a key fact-a-day on the 7-day countdown to the April 18, 2017 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) comment submission deadline, to highlight the potential risks if CBP revokes 40 years of precedent as reflected in its own rulings. Rulings that have brought decades of stability and billions of dollars in investment to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Today we cover the myth about market coverage – it’s not just inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM).

eCMID iconIMCA takes action as countdown to deadline for submission on the Jones Act changes draws close – 3 days to go

IMCA is selecting a key fact-a-day on the 7-day countdown to the April 18, 2017 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) comment submission deadline, to highlight the potential risks if CBP revokes 40 years of precedent as reflected in its own rulings. Rulings that have brought decades of stability and billions of dollars in investment to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Today we cover the myth about Jones Act waivers.

eCMID iconIMCA takes action as countdown to deadline for submission on the Jones Act changes draws close – 4 days to go

IMCA is selecting a key fact-a-day on the 7-day countdown to the April 18, 2017 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) comment submission deadline, to highlight the potential risks if CBP revokes 40 years of precedent as reflected in its own rulings. Rulings that have brought decades of stability and billions of dollars in investment to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Today we cover the myth about vessel equipment as merchandise.

eCMID iconIMCA takes action as countdown to deadline for submission on the Jones Act changes draws close – 5 days to go

IMCA is selecting a key fact-a-day on the 7-day countdown to the April 18, 2017 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) comment submission deadline, to highlight the potential risks if CBP revokes 40 years of precedent as reflected in its own rulings. Rulings that have brought decades of stability and billions of dollars in investment to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Today we cover the myth about impact on the US jobs market.

eCMID iconIMCA takes action as countdown to deadline for submission on the Jones Act changes draws close – 6 days to go

IMCA is selecting a key fact-a-day on the 7-day countdown to the April 18, 2017 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) comment submission deadline, to highlight the potential risks if CBP revokes 40 years of precedent as reflected in its own rulings. Rulings that have brought decades of stability and billions of dollars in investment to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Today we cover the myth about economic investment.