46 U.S.C. § 40101 - Purposes

Cite as46 U.S.C. § 40101

The purposes of this part are to-

(1) establish a nondiscriminatory regulatory process for the common carriage of goods by water in the foreign commerce of the United States with a minimum of government intervention and regulatory costs;

(2) ensure an efficient, competitive, and economical transportation system in the ocean commerce of the United States;

(3) encourage the development of an economically sound and efficient liner fleet of vessels of the United States capable of meeting national security needs and supporting commerce; and

(4) promote the growth and development of United States exports through a competitive and efficient system for the carriage of goods by water in the foreign commerce of the United States, and by placing a greater reliance on the marketplace.

<TABLE> <TR><TD colspan="3">HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD>Revised <para>Section</para> </TD> <TD>Source (U.S. Code)</TD> <TD>Source (Statutes at Large)</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD>40101</TD> <TD>46 App.:1701.</TD> <TD>Pub. L. 98-237, §2, Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 67; <actcitation href="" statecd="US" sessionyear="1998" actaltid="105-258">Pub. L. <actid>105-258</actid></actcitation>, <actseccitation href="" statecd="US" sessionyear="1998" actaltid="105-258">title I, §<actsec>101</actsec>, Oct. 14, <sessionyear>1998</sessionyear></actseccitation>, 112 Stat. 1902.</TD> </TR> </TABLE>

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