The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a series of orders reopening the comment period, through January 16, 2004, on the petitions by non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) for exemption from the prohibition against use of confidential service contracts
. Interested persons may also request one-on-one meetings with individual Commissioners to describe their views. The FMC also denied several motions by parties to be allowed to submit reply briefs.
source: HK Law