2017 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part A - General
Chapter 501 - Policy, Studies, and Reports
Sec. 50110 - Securing preference to vessels of the United States

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 50110 (2017)
Section Name §50110. Securing preference to vessels of the United States
Section Text

(a) Possibilities of Promoting Carriage.—The Secretary of Transportation shall investigate, determine, and keep current records of the possibilities of promoting the carriage of United States foreign trade in vessels of the United States.

(b) Inducements to Importers and Exporters.—The Secretary shall study and cooperate with vessel owners in devising means by which the importers and exporters of the United States can be induced to give preference to vessels of the United States.

(c) Liaison With Agencies and Organizations.—The Secretary shall establish and maintain liaison with such other agencies of the United States Government, and with such representative trade organizations throughout the United States, as may be concerned, directly or indirectly, with any movement of commodities in the waterborne export and import foreign commerce of the United States, for the purpose of securing preference to vessels of the United States in the shipment of those commodities.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §8(b), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1560.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
50110(a) 46 App.:1121(j) (words between 1st and 2d semicolons). June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, §211(j) (words between 1st and 2d semicolons), 49 Stat. 1989; Pub. L. 91–469, §§4(2), 35(a), Oct. 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 1018, 1035; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(67), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 159.
50110(b) 46 App.:1122(b)(1). June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, §212(b)(1), (d), 49 Stat. 1990; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(69), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 159; Pub. L. 98–237, §20(c), Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 90.
50110(c) 46 App.:1122(d).
Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle V - Merchant Marine
Part A - General
CHAPTER 501 - POLICY, STUDIES, AND REPORTS
Sec. 50110 - Securing preference to vessels of the United States
Contains section 50110
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 49 Stat. 1989, 1990
84 Stat. 1018
95 Stat. 159
98 Stat. 90
120 Stat. 1560
Public Law References Public Law 91-469, Public Law 97-31, Public Law 98-237, Public Law 109-304
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