U.S., Brazil Close To Shipping Pact

Wednesday, October 20, 1999
A shipping agreement which was expected to be signed last Wednesday between the U.S. and Brazil reportedly will provide equal access to government business and nullify two taxes that had penalized U.S.-line shippers, U.S. officials said. U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, traveling in South America, said the three-year agreement would return U.S.-Brazil shipping to the "quality relationship" that had prevailed until recently for the last 30 years. Brazil apparently has agreed to drop a separate ship registry that had offered shippers tax breaks for doing business with Brazilian-registered ships. Also, it appears that the Brazilian government has agreed to waive additional taxes levied on goods shipped via U.S. lines because the Brazilian Congress had not ratified the last U.S.-Brazil maritime pact.
Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Coast Guard Foundation to Honor USCG in Miami

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that

Maritime Broadband Opens Office in Greece

Maritime Broadband has expanded its worldwide footprint by opening an office, Maritime Broadband Hellas, in Athens, Greece. The new office addresses the growing

Renewable Energy: Schottel Tidal Turbines Ready For Use

In the last months Schottel  successfully tested its hydrokinetic turbines in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The full-scale tests included 260 operating hours under realistic conditions.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1129 sec (9 req/sec)