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US continues to see Jones Act as key for trade and security

As one of his first actions on taking office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order underlining his administration’s staunch support for the Jones Act, including it as part of a broader effort to support the revitalisation of the country’s manufacturing base

‘The Jones Act ensures that we don't lose our domestic ship building capability,’ US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told Congress. ‘If we lose our national maritime industry, it might not return and the consequences would be devastating’

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