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ACE, Exports, Centers of Excellence, Trusted Trader to be Discussed at COAC Meeting

Thursday, July 09, 2015
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The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection will hold an open meeting July 29 in Rosemont, Ill. Members of the public who plan to attend this meeting in person should register here no later than July 24. Those who plan to participate via webinar should register here, also by July 24. Comments on the issues to be considered at this meeting, which include the following, are due by July 17.

ACE. The One U.S. Government Subcommittee will discuss the Automated Commercial Environment and single window working group recommendations and provide input on trade readiness and partner government agencies’ readiness for the upcoming Nov. 1 ACE implementation.

Supply Chain Security. The Global Supply Chain Subcommittee will discuss the feasibility, benefits and risks of using electronic cargo security devices. The subcommittee will also report on the long-term development of recommendations regarding CBP’s development of automation and regulations governing commodities being moved by pipelines. Further discussion will involve the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism as it pertains to the ocean mode of transportation, the results of various pre-inspection pilots at land ports of entry and the Air Cargo Advance Screening program.

Centers of Excellence. The Trade Modernization Subcommittee will discuss the operational uniformity of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise with a goal of developing recommendations for the creation of service levels for various Center activities. The subcommittee will report plans for engaging CBP on international trade agreements, simplification of CBP processes, the role of various international trade entities and the development of private and public sector trade expertise.

Trusted Trader. The Trusted Trader Subcommittee will explore certifying trusted products through the supply chain.

Exports. The Exports Subcommittee will address policy and a strategic approach regarding exports, and the Option 4 and air manifest working groups will provide  recommendations.

AD/CV Issues. The Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee will discuss the establishment of the antidumping and countervailing duty and intellectual property rights working groups and provide recommendations.

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