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Commissioner Dye Addresses Global Liner Shipping Asia Forum in Singapore on Supply Chain Visibility and US Regulatory Reform

September 5, 2017

Commissioner Dye spoke about the FMC’s efforts, under the Supply Chain Innovation Teams initiative, to promote greater supply chain reliability and resilience through increased visibility, for all major actors. The Commission’s initiative led by Commissioner Dye deals with both importers and exporters and focuses on the timely provision of key information about cargo delivery and equipment availability. The Commissioner highlighted the complexity of supply chain systems, and indicated that the Commission’s next step may be to assess a concept design for a national seaport information portal.

The Commissioner also talked about the work of FMC’s Regulatory Reform Task Force whose role is to identify ineffective or unnecessarily burdensome Commission regulations and make recommendations for their revision or elimination. Commissioner Dye identified three areas likely to be reviewed, including: FMC tariff publication and enforcement, the requirement that lines file service contracts with the Commission, and whether the Commission should publish its competition review and regulatory enforcement guidelines.

Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye is a Commissioner with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission. The thoughts and comments expressed here are her own and do not necessarily represent the position of the Commission.