The legislation also requires CBP to establish specified priority trade issues and, when necessary eliminate, consolidate, or modify them and establish new priority trade issues.
The priority trade issues shall be:
- agriculture programs
- antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CV) duties
- import safety,
- intellectual property rights
- textiles and wearing apparel
- trade agreements and preference programs
The Commercial Customs Operation Advisory Committee (COAC) has been fully engaged with CBP and has already made some headway by establishing some key subcommittees to address some of these important issues and starting to define their agendas and timelines. CBP now has a clear vision on trade enforcement issues for the next few years and is working in close concert with the trade community to meet their objectives.
What are your views on the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act?