The Jones Act: Impact on Alaska Transportation and U.S. Military Sealift Capability

RCED-88-107 Published: Sep 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1988.
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In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of the Jones Act on Alaska trade to determine the: (1) economic costs of the act's requirement that only U.S. vessels carry cargo between points in the United States; and (2) impact of this requirement on achieving national defense objectives.

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