COS Weekly Newsletter
In response to the US tariffs of 10 per cent imposed on imports of certain aluminum products from Canada, which will take effect on August 16, 2020, Canada intends to impose surtaxes against imports of aluminum and aluminum-containing products originating from the US, representing a proportionate amount of Canadian aluminum products affected by the US tariffs. These surtaxes will only apply on goods originating from the US, where the origin is determined as per the terms of the CUSMA, and will take effect by September 21, 2020.
The US Coast Guard is seeking public input on the economic opportunities and the safety consequences of automated vessel technology as a precursor to potential regulations affecting commercial shipping in the US. In a Request for Information (RFI), they have asked for responses to 16 questions on how automated commercial vessels and vessel technologies will affect US-flagged commercial vessels as well as all shipping within U.S. port facilities. The Coast Guard also wants to evaluate potential barriers to developing autonomous vessels.
Sept 7 - COS Office Closed – Labour Day
Sept 10 - VMAA Board of Directors Meeting
Sept 30 - PACMAR / NANs Committee Meeting
Ship of the Week
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has delivered its first VIKING Norsafe Munin-S1200 ambulance boat to the Hellenic Coastguard. The vessel will be stationed at the Island of Naxos, and is the first of three vessels that will significantly increase the regional healthcare provision. The large closed-cabin vessel is equipped with medical equipment to support the Hellenic National Centre for Emergency Care (EKAB) and the Hellenic Coastguard.
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