Focus Of The Hearing
The hearing will examine the structure of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and the Harbor Maintenance Tax, with an emphasis on investigating whether the structures of the Trust Fund – including both its financing source and the expenditure of its balances – are appropriately structured. Similarly, the hearing will consider whether U.S. anti-deferral rules inhibit the expansion of the U.S. shipping industry.
The Honorable Michael Strain
Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry