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Foreign Freight Forwarders Say Recent FMC Rule Changes Unfairly Advantage U.S. NVOs

Freight forwarders outside the U.S. Have expressed "deep disappointment" over the recent easing of Federal Maritime Commission rules. The FMC exempted U.S. non-vessel operating common carriers from the legal obligation of maintaining tariffs but stopped short of extending that freedom to foreign NVOs.

"We have long protested the discrimination against NVOCCs in the U.S.A., especially with respect to tariff publication and bond posting requirements. We also continue to be concerned over the issue of data confidentiality in dealings with the U.S.A.", said Jean-Claude Delen, president of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations.

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Freight forwarders outside the U.S. Have expressed "deep disappointment" over the recent easing of Federal Maritime Commission rules. The FMC exempted U.S. non-vessel operating common carriers from the legal obligation of maintaining tariffs but stopped short of extending that freedom to foreign NVOs.

"We have long protested the discrimination against NVOCCs in the U.S.A., especially with respect to tariff publication and bond posting requirements. We also continue to be concerned over the issue of data confidentiality in dealings with the U.S.A.", said Jean-Claude Delen, president of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations.

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