Shipping Act of 1984
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The U.S. Shipping Act, was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on March 20, 1984. The purpose of the Act was 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) provide an efficient and economic transportation system in the ocean commerce of the United States that is, insofar as possible, in harmony with, and responsive to, international shipping practices; (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 (4) promote the growth and development of United States exports through competitive and efficient ocean transportation and by placing a greater reliance on the marketplace.
|Long title||An Act to improve the international ocean commerce transportation system of the United States.|
|Nicknames||Shipping Act of 1983|
|Enacted by||the 98th United States Congress|
|Effective||March 20, 1984|
|Statutes at Large||98 Stat. 67|
|Titles amended||46 U.S.C.: Shipping|
Amendment to 1984 ActEdit
The Shipping Act was amended with the enactment of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998. The 105th United States Congress passed Senate bill 414 being enacted into law by Bill Clinton on October 14, 1998.
- Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C.A. §§ 1701-1720 (West Supp. 1985)
- Reagan, Ronald W. (April 13, 1984). "Proclamation 5179 — National Maritime Day, 1984 - April 13, 1984". Internet Archive. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service. p. 524.
- Pub. L. 109–304, § 7, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1523.
- "Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998 ~ P.L. 105-258" (PDF). 112 Stat. 1902 ~ Senate Bill 414. U.S. Government Printing Office. October 14, 1998.
- S. 414 - Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998 at Congress.gov
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