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Apr 14, 2014
William P. Doyle Surveys Construction Sites of Expanded Panama Canal; Provides Latest Updates
U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle meets with senior executives of the Panama Canal Authority the week of April 6, 2014. Doyle viewed construction sites on the Pacific side and received extensive updates on several of the projects-- including Third Set of Locks—Water Saving Basins; Rolling Gates; Excavation of the Navigation Channels; Dredging; Gatun Lake and Culebra Cut; and Raising Gatun Lake's Maximum Operating Level.
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Apr 02, 2014
Commissioner William P. Doyle Votes on amended G6 Alliance Agreement
Commissioner Doyle votes on the amended G6 Alliance Agreement. I have reviewed the comments submitted by the public, submitted my own questions to the G6 Parties as part of the Commission’s request for additional information (RFAI), and reviewed the G6 Parties’ RFAI responses.
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Mar 20, 2014
Commissioner William P. Doyle Votes on P3 Network Vessel Sharing Agreement
Commissioner Doyle votes on the P3 Network Vessel Sharing Agreement. I have reviewed all the comments submitted by the public, submitted my own questions to the P3 Parties as part of the Commission’s request for additional information (RFAI), and reviewed the P3 Parties’ RFAI responses.
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Mar 10, 2014
Commissioner Doyle’s Prepared Remarks to the Global Shippers’ Forum Annual Meeting
U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Doyle addressed the Global Shippers Forum in Los Angeles today and discussed Ro/Ro price fixing matters, the newly approved cooperation agreement between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, the first PVO company to take advantage of the alternative bonding mechanisms, China VAT, Commission's 6 (g) Analysis and the Suez/Panama Canal routes.
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Feb 28, 2014
FMC Grants First Request to Provide Alternative Financial Responsibility
The FMC granted a passenger vessel operator a decrease in the amount of financial responsibility it is required to maintain to reimburse passengers when an operator fails to perform cruises as contracted.
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Feb 12, 2014
Registration Now Open for China VAT Webcast
Registration Now Open for TaxWatch Webcast--Taxation in China: VAT Treatment of International Transportation of Goods, Recent Changes Significant for Maritime Industry
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Feb 04, 2014
Commissioner Doyle announces KPMG TaxWatch Webcast on China VAT Issue; New explanation issued from China on definition of “agents” in Circular 106
Industry briefing scheduled for March 6, 2014 concerning the latest information on China’s Value Added Tax regime and its impact on the maritime industry.
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Jan 15, 2014
Commissioner William P. Doyle votes to request additional information from G6 parties
Citing consumer interests, U.S.-flag international fleet, small businesses, suppliers and third parties such as terminals, vendors and bunker operators, Doyle submits additional questions to the G6 parties.​
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Dec 19, 2013
People’s Republic of China Provides Clarity to its Recently Implemented Value Added Tax Measures
The China Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) have now jointly agreed to exempt shipping transportation from their recently implemented VAT law. It is understood the exemption will be retroactive to 1 August 2013. A joint circular (Caishui 2013 No 106) has been issued by the MOF and SAT explaining the exemption.
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Dec 11, 2013
Commissioner William P. Doyle Reports on U.S.-China Bilateral Maritime Consultation Meeting and Follow-Up
Commissioner Doyle briefed the Federal Maritime Commission at today's open meeting and provided details and recent information pertaining to efforts to clarify the People's Republic of China new Value Added Tax regime. He also discussed China's interest in establishing a mutual NVOCC legal assistance and mutual bond rider recognition mechanism as well as tax concerns in connection with terminal ownership and operations.
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Dec 05, 2013
Commissioner William P. Doyle votes to request additional information from P3 parties
FMC Commissioner Doyle voted to approve a request for additional information from the filing parties of the P3 Agreement. Commissioner Doyle’s request addresses his own questions as well as concerns raised in comments submitted to the Commission.
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Dec 02, 2013
Commissioner William P. Doyle Applauds FMC Hosting of Global Regulatory Summit with European and Chinese Regulators
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission will host a Global Regulatory Summit in Washington, DC on December 17, 2013. The Summit will include shipping and transportation regulators from the European Union and China.
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Nov 21, 2013
Commissioner Doyle's remarks to the National Lieutenant Governors Association Executive Committee
FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle, addressed the Executive Committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NGLA) in Little Rock, Arkansas. Commissioner Doyle highlighted the Obama Administration's progress on preparing for the expansion of the Panama Canal. He spoke of new U.S. export opportunities for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural gas liquids (NGLs), energy and economic security and jobs.
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Nov 19, 2013
P3 Network Vessel Sharing Agreement, Commissioner William P. Doyle Welcomes Extending Comment Period
Today the Federal Maritime Commission announced that it would extend the receipt of public comments through November 29, 2013, regarding the proposed P3 Network Vessel Sharing Agreement. Commissioner William P. Doyle is in full support of transparency and for allowing the comment period to remain open on the proposed alliance.
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Nov 08, 2013
Commissioner William P. Doyle meets with Japanese public and private sector officials to discuss U.S. natural gas, exports, and the Panama Canal
The U.S. may become an important LNG supply source for Japan in the coming years. With the widening of the Panama Canal expected to be completed in 2015, LNG exported from the U.S. to Asia would save nearly 2 weeks transit time if the Panama Canal is utilized.
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Nov 05, 2013
Commissioner William P. Doyle participates in U.S. – China Bilateral Maritime Agreement Annual Consultations
On October 28, 2013, William P. Doyle, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), attended the 7th U.S.- China Bilateral Maritime Consultative Meeting as a member of the U.S. delegation. The FMC was asked by international and U.S. maritime industry stakeholders to address the recent value added tax (VAT) implemented by China.
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Oct 29, 2013
Commissioner William P. Doyle's remarks on LNG as marine fuel to the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL) and ASTL-China 2013 Annual Conference, October 29, 2013, Chicago, Illinois
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is increasingly gaining traction in the United States as a source of marine fuel in the maritime industry. There is an abundant supply of natural gas in America and it is being produced in substantial amounts from shale formations such as the Marcellus in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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Oct 22, 2013
FMC Chairman Calls for Global Regulatory Summit on P3 Alliance
FMC Chairman issues call to fellow regulators in the EU and China for a Global Regulatory Summit on the proposed P3 Global Alliance.
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Oct 09, 2013
FMC Chairman Cordero, Commissioner Doyle Meet with MARAD Administrator
FMC and MARAD officials met to discuss the recent hearing before the House Subcommittee and upcoming transportation issues.
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Sep 30, 2013
FMC Commissioners Lidinsky and Doyle Meet with China's SISI Representatives
FMC Commissioners Lidinsky and Doyle meet with China's Shanghai International Shipping Institute Representatives to discuss international maritime community issues.
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Sep 30, 2013
Commissioner Doyle speaks at CSIS Arctic Maritime Awareness seminar
Commissioner William Doyle attended the Center for Strategic & International Studies' seminar on Arctic Maritime Awareness held at the Finnish Embassy and commented on commercial ships transiting through Arctic waters.
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Sep 19, 2013
Commissioner Doyle's Keynote Address to the Eno Center for Transportation's Forum on the Panama Canal
Commissioner William Doyle's Morning Keynote Address to the Eno Center for Transportation's Forum on the Panama Canal Expansion: Lessons Learned and Implications for World Commerce
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Sep 18, 2013
Concern Expressed Over Impact of China’s New VAT
During its closed meeting today, the Commission discussed the People’s Republic of China’s new regulations on implementation of a nationwide value added tax (VAT) on international transportation services. This new tax was implemented by China on August 1, 2013.
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Jun 17, 2013
Commissioner Doyle's Keynote Address to the AAEI's 92d Annual Conference
Commissioner William P. Doyle delivered the keynote address to AAEI's 92d Annual Conference. He spoke about the Obama Administration's infrastructure policies and programs, shipping freight rates and overcapacity, and some current issues at the FMC.
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May 30, 2013
Commissioner William Doyle’s May 30, 2013, UPDATE: Royal Caribbean International (RCI) Officials Detail Guest Compensation Program and Provide Vessel Status Update
Yesterday, my office received responses by RCI to my earlier letter addressed to RCI President and CEO, Mr. Adam Goldstein. This posting is to update my page with the responses I have received from RCI, a response that includes a dedicated information number for guests to utilize. Additionally, I have provided a link to the company’s current web update for RCI guests.
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May 29, 2013
Letter from Commissioner William Doyle to Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Adam Goldstein
On May 28, 2013, I sent a letter to Royal Caribbean International's (RCI) President and CEO, Mr. Adam Goldstein, asking for information related to the P/V GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS. This letter was sent after RCI's GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS suffered a shipboard fire that occurred while at sea on May 27, 2013. Late yesterday afternoon, I received confirmation from Mr. Goldstein that he had received my letter.​
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May 10, 2013
TSA Expansion Update, Statement of Commissioner William P. Doyle: Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) Suspended
Commissioner William Doyle provided a statement on the WTSA’s suspension following the TSA’s expansion to include the westbound trade.
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Results: 28 Article(s) Found.