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White House urges shipping reform, antitrust scrutiny to help exporters, importers

November 23, 2021 at 8:30 AM
The Biden administration is throwing its support behind a bipartisan maritime reform bill and urging the Federal Maritime Commission to consider antitrust actions against ocean carriers -- efforts the White House says are needed to protect U.S. exporters and importers from unfair shipping practices. In a blog post last week about pandemic-related congestion at U.S. ports, the White House called on Congress to “take action” to ease the crisis by strengthening the Federal Maritime Commission, which regulates the U.S. international...

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