Trump authorizes waiver to loosen shipping regulations for Puerto Rico

Washington( CNN) The White House has authorized a waiver to loosen send conventions involving Puerto Rico that island officials say would be a significant help for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria.

“At @ ricardorossello request, @POTUS has authorized the Jones Act be forfeited for Puerto Rico. It will go into effect immediately, ” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted Thursday morning.

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said the waiver will be in effect for 10 dates and will cross all products being sent to Puerto Rico, according to a release from government departments.