Cargo preference or cargo control is an expression of a country's national interest in its foreign waterborne commerce. The author describes cargo preference, pointing out that it acts as an indirect subsidy, and examines a history of United States laws relating to cargo control. He then describes the major area of American cargo control, namely carriage of military cargoes and examines the effect which both the present laws and any changes in the laws would have on taxpayers and the maritime industry. The author then discusses the area of foreign cargo controls and relates then to American commerce. Various reciprocal agreements between South American countries and the United States are discussed which tended to exclude third countries from the specific trade including the effects of these rec iprocal trades. Also examined are the effects of rules and regulations which tend to force other countries into reciprocal control agreements with the United States. It is concluded that cargo control agreements must be changed in order to make them beneficial to both shippers and carriers on an international basis.

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  • Authors:
    • Hearn, G H
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  • Accession Number: 00028655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1973 12:00AM