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Pacific Coast Council

Making a difference in Trade Facilitation

September 20, 2019

Congress is back from August recess. If they are going to get any legislation passed this year, it better start moving in September! Thus far, other than prison reform, Congress has produced precious little (but they passed a budget, so Federal spending continues at record pace).

Politicians make public statements ‘back home’ about gun violence; but once in their Capitol Hill offices,  gun control legislation remains a topic that many Members of Congress try to avoid, while the others won’t compromise.

The world watches with trepidation: first Iran attacked tankers carrying Saudi oil. Now it has attacked Saudi Arabia and its oil production directly – will Saudi’s treat it as an ‘Act of War’? Will the US intervene?

The US-China trade dispu...

February 16, 2019

From the beginning, we knew this year was going to be full of acrimony, but every day makes life on Capitol Hill more unnerving.


We finally got past a government shutdown, Congress passing and the President signing the Appropriations for this Fiscal Year (with $1.3 billion, but not the President’s desired $5.3 billion for border security/Wall). But the public learned that when we say shutdown, it doesn’t really mean the government actually shuts down. While creating a real hardship for the approximately 15 to 20% of US workers federal workers who missed two paychecks, almost all government functions continued. This is because much of the government was fact fully funded by some of the appropriations bills previously passed by Congress...

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About the PCC

The Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Assns. Inc. (PCC) was established to further the interests of Pacific Coast freight forwarders and customs brokers, their customers, U.S. exporters and importers, and the entire international trade community. It is the primary goal of the PCC to foster the unimpeded flow of international trade along the U.S. Pacific Coast, and to assure the productive participation of forwarders and brokers.

The Five Pacific Coast Associations 

Customs Brokers & International Freight Forwarders Association of Washington State - https://www.cbiffawstrade.org/

Columbia River Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association - https://www.crcbfa.org/

Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Northern California - https://cbfanc.org/

Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association - https://www.lacbffa.org/

San Diego Customs Brokers Association - http://www.sandiegobrokers.org/

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