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Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC)

The COAC shall advise the Secretaries of the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the commercial operations of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and related DHS and Treasury functions. The COAC may consider issues such as: global supply chain security and facilitation, CBP modernization and automation, air cargo security, customs broker regulations, trade enforcement, One U.S. Government approach to trade and safety of imports, agricultural inspection, and protection of intellectual property rights.

 

COAC ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Working Group has solicited input and feedback from Associations about a conceptual idea to enhance targeting and enforcement efforts on import shipments that infringe upon the interests of Rights Holders.  The Working Group falls under the purview of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC), Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee.  The Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee will report the feedback they receive at the April 27, 2016, COAC Public Meeting in Washington, DC.  If you have any questions, please contact tradeevents@dhs.gov and include “IPR Working Group” in the subject line of the message. 

 

COAC Public Meeting: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – Washington, DC

The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC) will meet on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1717 H Street NW, Training Rooms 7300 A-C, Washington, DC 20006.   Please find below the registration links to attend the meeting in person or to attend via webinar.

Onsite Registration
Registration for those attending in person
Cancellation for those who registered to attend in person
 

Webinar Registration
Registration for those attending via webinar
Cancellation for those who registered for the webinar
 

COAC Members

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COAC Public Meetings

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COAC Recommendations

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COAC Subcommittees

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Information on the COAC Subcommittees, their scope, and objective

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