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Making a difference in Trade Facilitation

September 19, 2017

And now for something completely different....

President Trump has said much that has shocked the country, but perhaps nothing he has done will have the repercussions of his surprising dealmaking with Democratic leadership, cutting out leadership of his own party -- not just once, but twice during September. It could shape the rest of this Administration's tenure, and impact the country in an unprecedented and potentially very constructive way.

When Congress returned from the August recess, the common wisdom here in DC was that we were headed into two cataclysmic battles between the President (and his Republican Congressional Majority) and Democrats in the House and Senate. They had intractable differences: first, on whether to increase...

June 1, 2017

As the Still-New Administration Settles In, Some Things Change, Some Don’t

Two developments, almost simultaneously, suggest that while President Trump is intent on reversing President Obama’s policies, some will be eliminated, while others will remain intact. Not everything is changing.  Here are just two very current examples, in the trade arena:

Change -- Cuba: President Donald Trump is announced his new Cuba policy, which will reverse the Obama Administration's actions that relaxed trade and travel restrictions. He argues that those previous market and tourism openings are "enriching the Cuban military and the intelligence services that contribute so much to repression on the island."

The new policy will prohibit U.S. companies from di...

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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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