June 2013

At the AAEI Conference, the topic of one face at the border was discussed in the context of an update. The efforts of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) take place through the Border Interagency Executive Council. Right now, the Council is co-chaired by CBP (Asst. Comm. Al Gina) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Director,

At the AAEI Annual Conference going on in D.C. right now, CBP has made several statements about its direction which are hopeful, if not somewhat eye-opening. First, trade in the last fiscal year increased yet again. Exports totaled $1.3 trillion and imports $2.3 trillion.

It was also refreshing to hear CBP acknowledge that an efficient