Waiver of cargo preference statutes threatens American defense, security, economy and U.S.-flag merchant marine

A proposal by two government acquisition councils to waive cargo preference laws for contracts and subcontracts involving the ocean transportation of ?Commercially Available Off-The Shelf? (COTS) items would seriously threaten the Nation?s defense, security, and economy, by destroying a major portion of the U.S.-flag merchant marine.

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Saturday, May 1, 2004