- Dave Lawler
- Oct 9
White House lets Puerto Rico Jones Act waiver expire
Shipping containers and trucks are seen in the port of San Juan on September 28. Photo: Gerald Herbert / AP
Ten days after issuing a waiver allowing foreign ships to provide aid to Puerto Rico, the Trump administration has let it expire. Trump was previously criticized for hesitating to suspend the century-old Jones Act, which prohibits foreign ships from bringing goods from one U.S. port to another, for Puerto Rico immediately after Hurricane Maria — particularly because he had issued such waivers following Harvey and Irma.