U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan has asked members of CBP’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee to participate in a newly-formed Northern Triangle Working Group that will seek to develop recommendations on reducing non-tariff trade barriers and improving customs processes in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg’s Lenny Feldman, who co-chairs COAC, said the group “is ready for the challenge,” according to an American Shipper article.

“It’s very clear that the key push factors for illicit migration right now in the region are driven by economics,” a CBP press release quoted McAleenan as saying. “Trade flows in the region are beset by poor and slow information exchange, limited coordination among border agencies, weak infrastructure and border control operations, customs delays and the lack of a risk management or true trusted supply chain partnership approach among the authorities in the region.”

CBP said COAC’s history of identifying challenges and creating best practices in response can be valuable in “developing ways to help close the opportunity gap that exists in the [Northern Triangle] region.”

For more information on COAC and its activities, please contact Lenny Feldman at (305) 894-1011.

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