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Trusted Trader Program, ACE, Customs Broker Regulation Among Topics for COAC Meeting

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection will hold an open meeting Feb. 11 in San Francisco, Calif. At this meeting the COAC will hear from the following subcommittees on the topics listed and then review, deliberate, provide observations and formulate recommendations on how to proceed on those topics.

Exports Subcommittee – review and discuss the status of the Air Manifest sub-work group, the findings of the Commodity Licensing sub-work group, and the continued collaboration with the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration

One U.S. Government at the Border Subcommittee – review, discuss findings and present recommendations of the Process and Messaging Working Group and provide update on the status of U.S. government hold authority

Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee – update and present a recommendation of the Intellectual Property Rights Voluntary Disclosure working group, present recommendations of the Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Working Group, and report on the Bonds Working Group’s discussions on e-bonds

Trusted Trader Subcommittee – update and discuss the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Exporter Entity and the Trusted Trader Program pilot

Trade Modernization Subcommittee – updates and discussion on the Automated Commercial Environment, Centers of Excellence and Expertise and role of the customs broker activities (recommendations are expected to be presented regarding CBP regulating how customs brokers can confirm the bona fide nature of an importer, what metrics CBP can report regarding the deployment of CEEs, and the development of a simplified entry summary)

Global Supply Chain Subcommittee – updates and discussion regarding Beyond the Border activities with Canada and 21st Century activities with Mexico

Members of the public who plan to attend the meeting in person should register here or via email no later than Feb. 6. Those who plan to participate via webinar should register here by Feb. 6.

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