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Customs Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

Thursday, May 08, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is accepting through June 23 applications from individuals interested in serving on the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of CBP.

COAC consists of 20 members selected from representatives of the trade or transportation community served by CBP or others who are directly affected by CBP commercial operations and related functions. Appointees will serve a two-year term of office and members currently serving in their first term are eligible to re-apply. No person required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act as an agent or representative of a foreign principal, and no federally-registered lobbyist, may serve on the committee. No more than ten members may be affiliated with the same political party.

It is expected that during its upcoming 14th two-year term COAC will consider issues relating to global supply chain security and facilitation, CBP modernization and automation, air cargo security, customs broker regulations, trade enforcement, “One U.S. government” approach to exports and to trade and safety of imports, agricultural inspection, revenue collection, and protection of intellectual property rights.

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