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Jones Act Waivers

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The Jones Act requires that cargo and merchandise transported by water between U.S. points is shipped aboard vessels that are U.S.-built, U.S.-citizen owned, and registered in the U.S., which means crewed by Americans. More information about Jones Act nonavailability determinations is available on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Administration website.

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