Update from CBP/trade roundtables

Last week, US Customs & Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin and other senior CBP officials held a series a roundtables with the trade in Washington, DC.  Highlights include:

  • Attendees approved of full funding for the continued revamping of ACE, which will eventually serve as a single portal for trade activity.  Bersin favorably acknowledged attendees’ requests for automated tools within ACE particular to Foreign Trade Zones.
  • As for C-TPAT, Bersin proposed creating a private sector task force to address problems arising for the trade due  multiple federal agencies having overlapping jurisdiction at US ports.
  • There was much support for Customs’ account management program, including a suggestion to scale the program “to meet nationwide needs.”

A full update from the roundtables is available here.

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