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Importing Rock Salt from Chile

Created on May 22, 2014

Importing Rock Salt from Chile

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Read the original report, "Sink the Jones Act: Restoring America’s Competitive Advantage in Maritime-Related Industries."

The Jones Act discourages trade within the U.S, even for abundant materials. For example, Maryland could get its rock salt from mines in the U.S., such as those in Louisiana, but instead they import most of it from Chile—almost three times the distance.

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Tags: Jones-Act, trade, national-security, energy-markets, chile, rock-salt, Louisiana, Baltimore, Maryland, New-Orleans