nOTIFICATION PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH 3(C) OF THE GENERAL AGREEMENT
ON TARIFFS AND TRADE 1994
Communication from the United States
The following communication, dated 15 December 2020, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of the United States.
Pursuant to paragraph 3(c) of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 ("GATT 1994"), and referring to the notification dated December 20, 1994 by the United States of measures covered by the exemption provided in paragraph 3(a) of the GATT 1994, the United States hereby provides the attached summary statistical tables on actual and expected deliveries of relevant vessels.
The information provided in the table distinguishes fishing vessels and non-fishing vessels. This latter category includes cargo-carrying vessels, tugboats and supply vessels and other merchant vessels.
The United States is providing additional information on the use, sale, lease or repair of relevant vessels. Please find enclosed a detailed listing of all merchant vessels (100 gross tons and above) delivered and expected to be delivered (ordered) during the period 2007 through 2019. This information includes the vessel name, vessel type, status, gross tonnage, builder, and operator. The United States is also supplying detailed information on fishing vessels (5 net tons and above) delivered in the United States during the period 2007 through 2019, including the vessel name, net tonnage, and builder. The United States is no longer supplying detailed information on fishing vessels (5 net tons and above) expected to be delivered (ordered) in the United States; as indicated in the 2015 notification, such data is no longer available after November 2014. Finally, the United States is providing information relating to US employment in the shipbuilding and repair industries during the period 2008 through 2019.