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Customs Advisory Committee to Meet Nov. 15 on Air Cargo, ACE, Brokers, C-TPAT

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC) will hold an open meeting Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C. Interested persons may attend this meeting in person (register here) or view it via webcast (register here).

At this meeting the COAC will hear from the following subcommittees on the topics listed and then review, deliberate, provide observations and formulate recommendations on how to proceed on those topics.

One U.S. Government at the Border Subcommittee – recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration Working Group, the progress of the Environmental Protection Agency Working Group, and a case study regarding the partner government agency message set

Global Supply Chain Subcommittee – recommendations regarding the Air Cargo Advance Screening pilot and the next steps regarding land border issues in the area of Beyond the Border and 21st Century initiatives

Trade Modernization Subcommittee – recommendations addressing the Automated Commercial Environment development and deployment schedule and recommendations of the Role of the Broker Work Group

COAC Survey Team – preliminary results of the COAC 2013 annual trade efficiency survey and feedback on past COAC recommendations

Trusted Trader Subcommittee –Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism criteria for exporters

Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee – work completed to date on the Regulatory Audit Working Group’s findings on the planned enhancements for the Focused Assessment process and the Intellectual Property Rights Working Group’s effort to further evaluate the use of the global shipment identification number as a possible tool for use in distribution chain management in intellectual property rights compliance

Export Subcommittee – recommendations and analysis of the 2013 COAC export survey results

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