Adjustment of the Amount for the Optional Bond Rider for Proof of NVOCC Financial Responsibility for Trade With the People's Republic of China
The Federal Maritime Commission amends its rules regarding the amount of bond coverage on the optional China Bond Rider for Non- Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs). The final rule is intended to provide NVOCCs with the ability to post a bond with the Commission that satisfies the equivalent of 800,000 Chinese Renminbi, for which the equivalent U.S. Dollar amount has fluctuated since the regulation was first adopted by the Commission.
Controlled Carriers Under the Shipping Act of 1984
The Federal Maritime Commission is publishing an updated list of controlled carriers, i.e., ocean common carriers operating in U.S.- foreign trades that are owned or controlled by foreign governments. Such carriers are subject to special regulatory oversight by the Commission under the Shipping Act of 1984.
Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers Negotiated Rate Arrangements; Tariff Filing Exemption
In this direct final rule, the Federal Maritime Commission is revising the regulations which govern negotiated rate arrangements. The rule eliminates some recordkeeping requirements to make them less burdensome.