2018 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle I - General
Chapter 3 - Federal Maritime Commission
Sec. 306 - Annual report

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 306 (2018)
Section Name §306. Annual report
Section Text

(a) In General.—Not later than April 1 of each year, the Federal Maritime Commission shall submit a report to Congress. The report shall include the results of its investigations, a summary of its transactions, the purposes for which all of its expenditures were made, and any recommendations for legislation.

(b) Report on Foreign Laws and Practices.—The Commission shall include in its annual report to Congress—

(1) a list of the 20 foreign countries that generated the largest volume of oceanborne liner cargo for the most recent calendar year in bilateral trade with the United States;

(2) an analysis of conditions described in section 42302(a) of this title being investigated or found to exist in foreign countries;

(3) any actions being taken by the Commission to offset those conditions;

(4) any recommendations for additional legislation to offset those conditions;

(5) a list of petitions filed under section 42302(b) of this title that the Commission rejected and the reasons for each rejection; and

(6) an analysis of the impacts on competition for the purchase of certain covered services by alliances of ocean common carriers acting pursuant to an agreement under this part 1 between or among ocean common carriers, including a summary of actions, including corrective actions, taken by the Commission to promote such competition.

(c) Definition of Certain Covered Services.—In this section, the term "certain covered services" has the meaning given the term in section 40102.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §4, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1489; Pub. L. 115–282, title VII, §703, Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4294.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
306(a) 46 App.:1118 (related to Commission). June 29, 1936, ch. 858, title II, §208 (related to Commission), 49 Stat. 1988; Pub. L. 94–273, §36, Apr. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 380; Pub. L. 97–31, §12(65), Aug. 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 159.
306(b) 46 App.:1710a(g). Pub. L. 100–418, title X, §10002(g), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1572.

In subsection (a), the words "a statement of all receipts under this chapter" are omitted as inapplicable to the Commission.


2018—Subsec. (b)(6). Pub. L. 115–282, §703(1), added par. (6).

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 115–282, §703(2), added subsec. (c).


1 So in original. Subtitle I of title 46 does not contain parts.

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle I - General
Sec. 306 - Annual report
Contains section 306
Date 2018
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 14, 2019
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 49 Stat. 1988
90 Stat. 380
95 Stat. 159
102 Stat. 1572
120 Stat. 1489
132 Stat. 4294
Public Law References Public Law 94-273, Public Law 97-31, Public Law 100-418, Public Law 109-304, Public Law 115-282
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