ABSTRACT

Maritime Administration: Actions Needed to Enhance Cargo Preference Oversight, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "Cargo preference requirements are intended to support the U.S.-flag shipping industry. The requirements are designed to ensure the industry, among other things, has sufficient vessels and trained mariners to supplement the cargo-carrying capacity of military ships during times of war or national emergency. The William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review federal agencies' actions to monitor compliance with cargo preference requirements and to review MARAD's [Maritime Administration] enforcement activities. This report examines: (1) the extent to which MARAD has monitored and reported on agencies' compliance with cargo preference requirements and (2) MARAD's efforts to enforce cargo preference requirements, among other objectives."

Report Number:
GAO-22-105160
Publisher:
Date:
2022-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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