The US cements Jones Act

The US Jones Act has been discussed in relation to several free-trade agreements. Now the US Senate has cemented the legislation by approving the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015.
Photo: /ritzau/AP
Photo: /ritzau/AP

The US Senate has approved the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015, thus cementing the fact that US national security benefits from the Jones Act, which secures the country's maritime industry and bars ships that are not US-owned and built from transporting goods and people between US ports, reports Worldmaritimenews.

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