U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is seeking advance data for exports by air as part of its ongoing Air Export Manifest Pilot.
The industry is in discussions with CBP to clarify which elements will be needed and provide feedback on when they would be available in the air cargo supply chain cycle.
The outcome of those discussions could significantly affect the process of exporting air shipments from the US. We will be considering how best we can represent members' issues with CBP on TIACA's next Market Access and Trade Facilitation Subcommittee call.
Sue Presti attended the CBP's annual East Coast Trade Symposium in Baltimore in November, where the issue was raised along with other Customs initiatives, including the implementation of CBP's next generation automation system.
The meeting theme was Transforming Global Trade, and pictured above is Ted Sherman, Director Global Trade Services at Target Corporation speaking on a panel about "Borders Reimagined".
Read more about the CBP's new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system here