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Customs Advisory Committee to Meet May 22 on Exports, Air Cargo, Trusted Traders

Monday, May 06, 2013
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The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection will meet May 22 in the main hearing room of the International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Members of the public can attend this meeting in person or via webcast but are requested to register ahead of time. Topics to be addressed at this meeting include the following.

- annual trade efficiency survey, which is slated for distribution by June, and feedback on past COAC recommendations

- exports, including work completed by the Export Mapping Working Group

- the Air Cargo Advance Screening program and land border issues

- trusted trader programs, including work completed by the Industry Standards Working Group and the Trusted Trader Measures Working Group

- the One U.S. Government at the Border initiative, specifically with respect to the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency

- trade modernization, including the results of the Automated Commercial Environment vendor survey and the Centers of Excellence and Expertise survey

- trade enforcement and revenue collection, including planned enhancements for the focused assessment process and the possible use of the Global Shipment Identification Number as a tool for use in distribution chain management in intellectual property rights compliance

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