May 22, 2018

White House Seeks Input on U.S. Shipping Regulations

From: The Maritime Executive 


The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is soliciting public input on ways to reduce regulatory costs and restrictions on the American maritime industry. In particular, it is asking for recommendations regarding merchant ships and opportunities for “increased regulatory cooperation between the United States and foreign partners, especially Canada and Mexico.”

Consistent with President Donald Trump’s focus on deregulation, OIRA is gathering comments on how “agency requirements affecting the maritime sector can be modified or repealed to increase efficiency, reduce or eliminate unnecessary or unjustified regulatory burdens, or simplify regulatory requirements,” subject to statutory limitations. The request for information will be used to inform other agencies’ reform proposals.

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