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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border ProtectionAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2016Committee Number120
Original Establishment Date12/22/1987Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date2/24/2016Committee URLhttp://www.cbp.gov/trade/stakeholder-engagement...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date3/23/2015Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO/Senior Advisor for Trade/ Executive Director
Date Of Renewal Charter3/23/2017Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Maria
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameL.
Specific Termination AuthorityPub.L. 114-125Designated Federal Officer Last Name*(O'Connell) Boyce
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 100-203Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 344-1440
Effective Date Of Authority*12/22/1987Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-325-4290
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*traderelations@dhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The work of the Committee helps ensure that the trade community is well informed of CBP trade transformation policies and programs helps ensure compliance and promote continued CBP-Trade partnerships. This collaboration enables CBP to incorporate feedback from the private sector into key initiatives, lessening the negative impact of new programs and ensuring that CBP and the trade advance toward a common goal.A variety of issues were addressed by the Committee during FY 2016 ( 14th Terms). Some of the topics included were the following:1. Trade Modernization- Trade Transformation Initiatives such as:a.. Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEsb. Brokers Regulations 2. Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection in the areas of:a. Intellectual Property Rights Enforcementb. Bonds3. Global Supply Chain regarding:a. Land Border Initiativesb. Air Cargo Security in terms of the development of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot4. Trusted Trader Initiatives and Incentives 5. One U.S. Government at the Bordera. Addressing a One U.S. Government Holistic Approach6. Export and Outbound a. Reviewing use of advance data for exports b. Export manifest
How is membership balanced?*For FY 2016 (14th Term COAC) The Committee consisted of representatives of the trade community including:importers, exporters, brokers, carriers, surety agents, trade consultants and trade associations. In addition, members represent major regions of the country and no more than ten may be affiliated with the same political party. The Committee usually retains about half of its membership from prior years and solicits applications for the remainder by filing and publishing a notice in the Federal Register.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Since members must travel considerable distances and no expenses of travel are paid by the Department, meetings are generally scheduled quarterly, in advance, with concurrence of the membership. Quarterly meetings allow sufficient time for members to complete work assignments, to identify agenda items for the next scheduled meeting and to prepare for the next meeting.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*It would be difficult, if not impossible, to obtain such a broad variety of viewpoints from such well qualified individuals in any other single forum.CBP continues to seek advisement from the trade community on both security and trade facilitation policies and initiatives. In FY 2016, the COAC 14th Terms provided recommendations for Exports, One US Government at the Border, Trade Enforcement & Revenue Collection,Trade Modernization regarding ACE, Global Supply Chain Land and Air Security Improvements, and Trusted Trader Programs.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 changed the name of this statutory committee, its membership, and other major elements requiring the committee to terminate and establish a new committee encompassing all of the changes detailed in the Act. The Act was enacted on February 24, 2016, thereby the same date this committee terminated. (Director Traci Silas, DHS)
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentCOAC recommendations submitted during FY 2015 has not caused CBP issue any new regulations, propose changes to legislation or approve grants or other payments during this reporting period. The purpose of the COAC recommendations was to provide input on key agency policy and operations.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot Quantified, the purpose of the committee is to provide advice to ensure efficient administration of Customs and Border Protection commercial trade functions.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*369Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were 18 recommendations passed by COAC 14th Term in FY 2016 In FY 2016, the 14th Term passed recommendations in the following topic Areas: - 3 recommendations regarding Global Supply Chain Subcommittee - 2 regarding Electronic Cargo Security Devices - note 1 recommendation was a statement (non-actionable).- 6 recommendations regarding Exports- 4 recommendations by One U.S. Government subcommittee focused on: communications and outreach related to ACE PGA pilots, the PGA message Sets, the PGA pilot processes and PGA hold authority. - 1 recommendation from the Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection Subcommittee related to PGA penalty and liquidated damages relief. - 4 recommendations by the Trusted Trader Subcommittee.Committee Historical Notes: The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection was terminated via the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement ACT of 2015 which was signed into law on February 24, 2106. The Committee was established as the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and was operational as of April 27, 2016.When CBP completed its first GSA Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) online fiscal year committee report, in September 2006, CBP were asked to provide the recommendations for the life of the Committee and to provide percentages of the recommendations implemented. CBP cannot accurately determine those figures over the life of the committee (dating back to 1988) because that information is not readily available to CBP. The committee was previously chaired by Department of Treasury. With the creation of the Department of Homeland Security(DHS), the responsibility for COAC was divided between Treasury and DHS. COAC’s name and mission subsequently were expanded to include homeland security and trade functions instead of just CBP. It was not until April 2006 that CBP was charged with the administration and record keeping of this committee.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*37.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe percentage above is an estimate based on 138 out of 369 recommendations being fully implmented by the agency between FY 2006 and FY2016.Note: There is progress being made on previous recommendations submitted by the COAC you find additional information regarding the recommendations and their status at:https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/COAC%20Recommendations%2013th%20Term.pdfAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*34.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe percentage above is an estimate based on 126 out of the 369 recommendations being partially implemented by the agency since FY2006.Note: There is progress being made on previous recommendations submitted by the COAC you find additional information regarding the recommendations and their status at:https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/COAC%20Recommendations%2013th%20Term.pdfAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentU.S. Customs and Border Protection provides some information on Committee documentation (Meeting Agenda, Federal Register Notices, Meeting Minutes and list of COAC Trade Members) via the CBP website within the section: Stakeholder Engagement. URL: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/stakeholder-engagement/coac
Agency Feedback CommentIn quarterly meetings,through sub-committee activities, CBP web postings, and responses to comments made to applicable Notice Proposed Rule Making(NPRM).Narrative Description*The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to Customs and Border Protection (COAC) (formally The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions and originally known as the Treasury Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the U.S. Customs Service), provides advice in support of ensuring efficient administration of commercial operations of CBP and provides advice in support of efforts to secure supply chain while maintaining flow of legitimate international commerce. COAC provides advice and recommendations to the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax, Trade and Tariff Policy, Department of Treasury.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$298,488.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$20,113.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$3,367.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$321,968.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*4.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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SUBCOMMITTEES

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Subcommittees

 
ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-023000Exports2016
 COM-023006Global Supply Chain Security2016
 COM-022897One U.S. Government at the Border2016
 COM-023058Trade Enforcement and Revenue Collection2016
 COM-022660Trade Modernization2016
 COM-022651Trusted Trader2016
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-003405Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection2015
 COM-005122Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection2014
 COM-005522Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection2013
 COM-007273Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection2012
 COM-007606Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions2011
 COM-009416Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions2010
 COM-009706Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions2009
 COM-011356Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions2008
 COM-011581Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions2007
 COM-013205Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions2006
 COM-013432Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions2005
 COM-015115Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service2004
 COM-015351Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service2003
 COM-016249Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service2002
 COM-018158Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service2001
 COM-018313Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service2000
 COM-019962Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service1999
 COM-020108Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service1998
 COM-021981Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service1997