Pacific Coast Council

Making a difference in Trade Facilitation

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...

January 30, 2019

It's hard to write this month's view from Washington DC, because politics has almost completely submerged reason back here: on the budget, immigration policy, appropriations and just about everything else, the tensions between the White House and the House of Representatives have become almost paralyzing.

The White House lost the majority in the House, which it enjoyed these past two years. Predictably, the Democratic majority in the House does not want to be seen as agreeing with just about anything that comes out of Trump's White House.
We've seen this before – just eight years ago. President Obama enjoyed House and Senate majority of his own party for the first two years of his term, and then lost that majority during the midterms....

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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 -

Columbia River Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association -

Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Northern California -

Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association -

San Diego Customs Brokers Association -

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