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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...

April 17, 2017

In 2013, a dinner on Capitol Hill. 8 lobbyists, 2 Senators, both Democrats. The topic on everyone’s lips in DC at the time – even though Democrats had been elected in great numbers, these Democratic Senators were frustrated. Even with the Majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and with President Obama in the White House, it was excruciatingly difficult if not impossible to advance the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), environmental legislation, labor union card check. The legislation always seemed to die in the Senate.

This is because since 1806, the earliest years of our country, the Senate Minority has had a deadly weapon - the filibuster. Any Senator can stand up and talk forever, and then turn the floor over to anot...

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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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