The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC) will hold an open meeting April 24 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public who plan to attend the meeting in person should register here. Those wishing to participate via webinar should register here. All registrations are due no later than April 21.

At the upcoming meeting COAC will hear from the following subcommittees on the topics listed and then will review, deliberate, provide observations and formulate recommendations on how to proceed on those topics.

One U.S. Government Subcommittee: the Automated Commercial Environment, partner government agencies and international interoperability (World Customs Organization)

Exports Subcommittee: policy and a strategic approach regarding exports

Trade Enforcement Subcommittee: policy to include metrics and implementation through Centers of Excellence and Expertise

Global Supply Chain Subcommittee: Customs–Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, land ports of entry (Canada and Mexico), ocean cargo, in-transit and Air Cargo Advance Screening

Trusted Trader Subcommittee: will start work once the pilot has advanced to the implementation phase for testing CBP and PGA trade benefits

Trade Modernization Subcommittee: international strategy (World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement, Trans-Pacific Partnership and WCO), trade expertise and revenue modernization

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