33 CFR 209.320 - Policy on release of commercial statistics.
The collection of commercial statistics pertaining to rivers, harbors, and waterways, and annual reports thereof to Congress, are required by the River and Harbor Act of June 23, 1866 ( 14 Stat. 70), the act of February 21, 1891 ( 26 Stat. 766), the River and Harbor Act of June 13, 1902 ( 32 Stat. 376), the River and Harbor Act of July 25, 1912 ( 37 Stat. 201), the River and Harbor Act of September 22, 1922 ( 42 Stat. 1043), and Pub. L. No. 16, February 10, 1932 ( 47 Stat. 42). It is the policy of the Department to hold in strict confidence any data or information which has been furnished by shippers and others upon the understanding that it will not be disclosed and will only be used in the compilation of port or waterway statistics. In case Federal or State agencies or local interests request other than general information made permissible hereunder, their attention will be called to the policy indicated in this section.