The COAC represents the important principles of ‘co-creation’ and ‘bi-directional education’ that play a critical role in building the public-private partnerships needed to manage risk while moving cargo as efficiently as possible in a secure environment.
This latest COAC meeting reviewed the progress made by the following six (6) subcommittees.
Global Supply Chain Subcommittee
- The GSC Subcommittee reviewed and discussed recommendations related to the use of Electronic Cargo Security Devices. The Pipeline Working Group also provided an update. Other topics included the Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), land ports of entry (Canada and Mexico), Ocean Cargo, In-Transit movements and the Air Cargo Advance Screening Pilot.
- The Exports Subcommittee reviewed and discussed recommendations from the Manifest Working Group and reported findings on the review of the Federal Register Notices for the Air and Ocean Export manifest cargo tests.
One U.S. Government at the Border Subcommittee
- The ‘One USG’ at the Border Subcommittee provided an update on the North American Single Window Vision Working Group as well as recommendations related to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Food and Drug Administration.
Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee
- The Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee discussed the establishment of the 14th Term Intellectual Property Rights Working Group, the Trade Enforcement Vision Working Group, and progress made on the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Working Group.
Trade Modernization Subcommittee
- The Trade Modernization Subcommittee discussed the progress of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs) Working Group and the subcommittee’s formation of two new working groups: International Engagement & Trade Facilitation Working Group and the ‘Role of the Parties’ Working Group.
Trusted Trader Subcommittee
- The Trusted Trader Subcommittee reported on the Trusted Trader Pilot status including plans for the next steps in solidifying the current program, and a review of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Partner Government Agency and Trade benefits.