United States Code

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§ 40101.
Purposes
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.
(Pub. L. 109–304, § 7, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1523; Pub. L. 117–146, § 2, June 16, 2022, 136 Stat. 1272.)
cite as: 46 USC 40101