Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure; Practice Before the Commission, Parties to Proceedings, and Rulemakings
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure regarding practice before the Commission, parties to proceedings, and rulemakings, to update, clarify, and reduce the burden on parties to proceedings before the Commission.
Amendments to Regulations Governing Ocean Transportation Intermediary Licensing and Financial Responsibility Requirements, and General Duties
The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to amend its rules governing the licensing, financial responsibility requirements and duties of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries. The proposed rule is intended to adapt to changing industry conditions, improve regulatory effectiveness, improve transparency, streamline processes and reduce regulatory burdens. The Commission received requests and for a 60-day extension from the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America Inc., supported by the Transportation Intermediaries Association and from the Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, Inc. The Commission determined to grant a 30-day extension of time.
Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Negotiated Rate Arrangements; Tariff Publication Exemption
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) revises its rules to impose registration requirements on foreign-based unlicensed non- vessel-operating common carriers and to extend an exemption from certain provisions and requirements of the Shipping Act of 1984 and the Commission regulations to foreign-based unlicensed non-vessel-operating common carriers that agree to negotiated rate arrangements.