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READ: TTD President Larry Willis on the Jones Act

January 3rd 2018

Most nations with seafaring histories have cabotage laws such as the Jones Act that regulate coastwise trade, with requirements restricting foreign access to the crewing, building, and ownership of vessels engaged in point-to-point domestic trade. Here, Larry Willis, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD), offers a detailed Q&A on the Jones Act and why it is so important to the United States.