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Not sure where to start? Click any category below to see answers to new clients’ most commonly asked questions about DPI’s services and FMC regulations.

The answers below are intended for informational purposes only. To view the FMC’s regulations as issued in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, please click here. 2022 Distribution-Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.  DPI Copyright & Disclaimer


FMC Tariffs

How do I view an FMC Tariff published by DPI?

How can I file NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSAs) with the FMC?

How can I file Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs) with the FMC?

How do I publish an FMC Tariff with DPI?

What is the tariff rate?

How do I submit a tariff rate filing to DPI?

What is a tariff rule?

How do I submit a tariff rule filing to DPI?

FMC Licensing & Registration

Do you provide FMC-1 services?

Do you provide FMC-65 services for registration as NVOCC outside the USA?

Will you be my agent for service of process?

What do you do as agent for service of process?

Do you provide NVOCC bonds?

How do I know if I need an NVOCC license or registration?

When do I have to update my NVOCC license or registration?

Do I have to renew my FMC License or Registration?

Service Contracts

How can I file Service Contracts with the FMC?

Quoting, Pricing, and Invoicing Tools

How can DPI help save me time and automate FMC compliance?

Celebrating 45 Years of Navigating the Regulatory Seas

Need help with U.S. Federal Maritime Commission compliance?

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