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Supply Chain Security, Exports, Customs Brokers Among Topics for Upcoming COAC Meeting

Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection will hold an open meeting Feb. 20 in Washington, D.C. At this meeting the COAC will hear from the following subcommittees on the topics listed and will then review, deliberate, provide observations and formulate recommendations on how to proceed on those topics.

Trusted Trader Subcommittee: proposed recommendations pertaining to the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism criteria for exporters and the action plan to establish the C-TPAT for exports component

Export Subcommittee: suggested revisions to specific CBP export policies as well as recommendations on a master principles document for “one U S. government at the border” focused on exports

One U.S. Government at the Border Subcommittee: progress of the partner government agency message set and potential collaboration with the Border Interagency Executive Council

Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee: planned enhancements to the Focused Assessment process; work to determine the feasibility of a trusted trader program for IPR, the simplified seizure process for low-value shipments, and the application of the Document Imaging System for IPR purposes; and the concept of e-bonds and centralization of single transaction bonds

Trade Modernization Subcommittee: potential recommendations in the area of broker permits and update on the Automated Commercial Environment development and deployment schedule

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

Interested persons may attend this meeting in person or participate via webinar. In either case, registration via the CBP Web site should be completed no later than Feb. 18. In addition, public comments on the issues to be considered by the committee prior to the formulation of recommendations must be submitted in writing no later than Feb. 13.

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