For any freight forwarder or customs broker member of one of the 5 local associations of the
PCC - Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders
If there was ever a time for brokers and forwarders to come to DC, it's this spring!
· Merry Go Round at CBP Commissioner’s office.
· China tariffs
· Impeachment Frenzy!
· US-Japan Trade Agmt
· e-commerce - Section 321, role of the broker
· new FMC Commissioners
· FMC Action on Demurrage - Detention
What the Mission does for you. The PCC Mission is the means by which the customs brokers and freight forwarders on the Pacific Coast can interact directly with government officials at the agencies and on Capitol Hill. The Mission is your best opportunity to hear, first hand, what is really going on in DC, without the filter of talking heads on cable news shows. Many brokers and forwarders say that the PCC Mission are three of the most worthwhile and memorable days of the year. (Plus, the Mission is worth NCBFFA credits).
The Intercontinental Washington DC is located at The Wharf – the hottest new area in town. An excellent Pacific Coast Council rate of $259 per night
Saturday night. Welcome to DC! Dangerously Delicious Pies and libations, at Friedmann’s brand new rooftop overlooking Pennsylvania Ave. and the US Capitol
Sunday morning PCC Board Meeting (all Missionaries are strongly encouraged to attend)
Mission Briefing, Sunday lunch and afternoon.
Annual Mission Opening Dinner
Monday Briefing with CBP - all CBP issues and programs impacting brokers and forwarders.
Federal Maritime Commission, FDA, leaders of major DC trade associations
Off-the-Record Dinner with senior government officials -- always a special event.
Tuesday breakfast at Capitol Hill Club. Key trade policy maker.
PCC Missionaries fan out over Capitol Hill to take our messages to the staff and Members of the California, Oregon and Washington Congressional Delegations.
Mission Wrap Up – Tuesday 5 PM, we review what we learned and the challenges ahead
Flying to DC. Fly into Reagan (DCA) -- considerable savings in time and money once you are on the ground. From Reagan, you are ten minutes and a $13 cab ride from The Wharf. (Dulles and BWI are $75 to $90 taxi.) Alaska Airlines flies non-stop into Reagan from LAX, PDX, SFO and SEA. United and American also.