President Trump Waives Jones Act, Enables Rescue Shipments For Puerto Rico

At @ricardorossello request, @POTUS has authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico. It will go into effect immediately.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 28, 2017

President Trump ordered the Jones Act to be waived for shipments to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico immediately, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders this morning.
At the request of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, Trump ‘has authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico. It will go into effect immediately.”
On Wednesday, DHS officials said that the administration was considering lifting the law, which bans foreign-flagged ships from carrying freight between U. S. ports.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 28, 2017.

 

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