Pacific Coast Council

Making a difference in Trade Facilitation

March 16, 2018

Change is happening so fast around here, it's unprecedented. The pace only appears to be picking up!

On the trade front, we haven't seen such a deluge of major trade policy decisions, of such scope, impact and velocity, as we have over the past 18 months.

First, after six years of negotiations, the US drops out of the TransPacific Partnership. It is not quite right to blame (or credit, depending on your point of view) the President alone for this, as TPP did not have anywhere close to a number of votes it needed to pass Congress. Nonetheless it was a shock to our Pacific Rim trading partners when we slammed the door.

NAFTA negotiations continue even under threats to walk away from the 25 year agreement. Whether a negotiation strategy or a...

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...

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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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