This report begins with a summary of the legislative and administrative background of the construction subsidy. Certain economic aspects of the program are then examined, followed by a detailed description and analysis of the present method used to compute construction differential subsidies. The policy of determining subsidies by attempting to equate the cost of ships to U. S. operators with the prices paid by foreign competitors has been found to be a basic element in the construction subsidy program. Consequently, a separate section is devoted to an analysis of the parity concept and formula. Several alternative methods of determining the construction subsidy are then described and analyzed. Section VIII covers the national defense aspects of the construction subsidy program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number HE 743.L72.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140
  • Publication Date: 1961-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 209 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026442
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM