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COAC to Meet Aug. 7 on Brokers, Audits, Trade Facilitation, Supply Chain Security

Friday, July 19, 2013
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The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC) will hold an open meeting Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C. At this meeting COAC will hear from the following project leaders and subcommittees on the topics listed below and then review, deliberate, provide observations and formulate recommendations on how to proceed on those topics.

COAC Survey Team: preliminary results of the COAC 2013 Annual Trade Efficiency Survey and discuss feedback on past COAC recommendations

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

The Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee: work completed to date on the Regulatory Audit Working Group’s findings on 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 IPR compliance

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

Trusted Trader Subcommittee: work completed by the Industry Standards Working Group and the Trusted Trader Measures Working Group

Global Supply Chain Subcommittee: recommendations regarding the Air Cargo Advance Screening pilot and next steps regarding land border issues with respect to the Beyond the Border and 21stCentury Border initiatives

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

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