Trump Administration Preparing Executive Order To Require Up To 100% Of U.S. Food Aid Be Shipped On American Vessels, Sources Say
Reuters: Exclusive: White House weighs tightening U.S. food aid shipping rules — sources
“President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing an executive order that will require all U.S. food aid to be transported on American ships, according to four sources with knowledge of the deliberations. Currently, 50 percent of such aid must be transported on U.S.-flagged vessels. The sources said Trump is considering going as far as doubling that to 100 percent, a move likely to stir opposition from both Republicans and Democrats…” (Wroughton/Zengerle, 6/29).