On May 22nd, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officials and their Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations (COAC) held their quarterly meeting in Miami. COAC meetings provide invaluable opportunity for government and business to educate each other on their respective roles in regulating and securing the supply chain, while ensuring the prosperity of the American economy and that of its international trading partners. Meeting themes included, but were not limited to, the effect of the recent Executive Order on ‘Single Window’ trade processing, the advancement of trusted trader partnership programs across the U.S. government, the integration and advancement of export programs, and furthering mutual interests on protecting intellectual property rights. Convening the meeting outside the beltway, near a major international port of entry, also provided members the opportunity to tour operations and receive briefings from frontline customs personnel.
More information can be found on CBP’s Press Release.