46 U.S. Code § 55107 - Empty cargo containers and barges
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(a) In General.— Subject to subsections (b) and (c), and on terms and conditions the Secretary of Homeland Security may prescribe by regulation, section 55102 of this title does not apply to the transportation of—
(3) empty barges specifically designed for carriage aboard a vessel and equipment (except propulsion equipment) for use with those barges;
(4) empty instruments for international traffic exempted from the customs laws under section 322(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1322 (a)); or
(1) Paragraphs (1)–(4).—Paragraphs (1)–(4) of subsection (a) apply only if the items named are owned or leased by the owner or operator of the vessel and transported for its use in handling its cargo in foreign trade.
(2) Paragraph (5).—Paragraph (5) of subsection (a) applies only if the items named are—
(A) owned or leased by the owner or operator of the vessel or by the stevedoring company having the contract for the loading or unloading of the vessel; and
(c) Reciprocity Requirement for Foreign Vessels.— This section applies to a vessel of foreign registry only if the Secretary of Homeland Security finds, based on information from the Secretary of State, that the government of the nation of registry extends reciprocal privileges to vessels of the United States.
Source(Pub. L. 109–304, § 8(c),Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1635.)
|Revised Section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|46 App.:883 (6th proviso).|
|June 5, 1920, ch. 250, § 27 (6th proviso), 41 Stat. 999; July 2, 1935, ch. 355, 49 Stat. 442; Pub. L. 89–194, Sept. 21, 1965, 79 Stat. 823; Pub. L. 90–474, Aug. 11, 1968, 80 Stat. 700; Pub. L. 92–163, § 1, Nov. 23, 1971, 85 Stat. 486.|
In subsection (a), before paragraph (1), the words “by vessels of the United States not qualified to engage in the coastwise trade, or by vessels of foreign registry” are omitted as unnecessary. In paragraph (4), the words “by the Secretary of the Treasury” are omitted as unnecessary because the section referred to provides who administers it.