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Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)

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About COAC

The COAC shall advise the Secretaries of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the commercial operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and related Treasury and DHS functions.  In accordance with section 109 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, the COAC shall:

  1. Advise the Secretaries of the Treasury and DHS on all matters involving the commercial operations of CBP, including advising with respect to significant changes that are proposed with respect to regulations, policies, or practices of CBP;
  2. Provide recommendations to the Secretaries of the Treasury and DHS on improvements to the commercial operations of CBP;
  3. Collaborate in developing the agenda for COAC meetings; and
  4. Perform such other functions relating to the commercial operations of CBP as prescribed by law or as the Secretaries of the Treasury and DHS jointly direct.

COAC Members


   Learn more about the 16th term COAC Members and Alternates.

COAC Public Meetings

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Find information and materials from past COAC public meetings and find subcommittee reports

COAC Recommendations

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Read COAC recommendations submitted at previous public meetings

COAC Subcommittees

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Information on the COAC Subcommittees, their scope, and objective

  • Last Modified: January 12, 2023