News & Updates

October 2019 Jones Act Update: CBP Proposed Modifications

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just released another round of proposed modifications to their rulings surrounding the Jones Act and its application to Outer-Continental Shelf (OCS) activity and the Offshore Industry as a whole. A complete overview of proposed modifications can be found in Customs Bulletin Vol. 53 which was released on October ...
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US Offshore Wind Not Considered “OCS Activity” for Visa Purposes – What Does This Mean for OCSLA and the Jones Act?

The US State Department has recently updated policy guidance in the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), clarifying that offshore wind workers will be issues B visas for transit only and stating that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) does not consider offshore wind to be an Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity. What you need to know about B-1 Visas ​...
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