Trade Facilitation, Customs Improvement Among Topics of Supply Chain Panel Meeting
The Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness will hold a conference call meeting May 21. The call will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis, and participants can join directly by clicking here.
This committee advises the Commerce Department on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy. It also advises DOC on regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains.
At the upcoming meeting committee members are expected to deliberate and vote on the trade and competitiveness subcommittee’s recommendation generally urging the Obama administration to expand market access for U.S. firms to international markets, implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, support customs trade transformation initiatives, and ensure trading partners’ compliance with their trade agreements with the U.S.