WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the membership of the 13th Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection, better known as COAC. This 20-member council advises the secretaries of the U. S. Departments of Homeland Security and Treasury on the commercial operations of CBP and related DHS and Treasury functions.
"The expertise COAC provides enhances CBP efforts to secure and facilitate trade," said Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar. "Our collaboration is critical to ensure the efficient flow of commerce and, therefore, the economic vitality of the nation."
The 13th term COAC members are:
During the 13th term, the COAC may consider such issues as: global supply chain security and facilitation, CBP modernization and automation, air cargo security, customs broker regulations, trade enforcement, U.S. government approach to trade and safety of imports, agriculture inspection, and protection of intellectual property rights.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.