The Customs and Border Coalition (CBC) is a broad based coalition created to work with the Administration and Congress to improve trade facilitation and minimize the negative impact of new initiatives on manufacturers and their ability to create jobs. The CBC is led by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and its members include other trade association from multiple different industry sectors representing large and small companies that are facing the prospect of additional economic burdens as a result of new customs rules such as the Customs Reauthorization (s.1631), 10+2 Rule, the Lacey Act, Rules of Origin, 100% percent scanning, C-TPAT, First Sale, Account-based management and Global Trade Exchange (GTX). These rules could lengthen supply chains, decrease security and reliability, and cost billions of dollars in increased operating expenses.
The CBC works to inform Congress and the Administration about the impact these new initiatives would have on commerce and offer alternatives that achieve the goal of improved security without causing unnecessary economic harm on businesses. The CBC is committed to restoring the balance between national security and trade facilitation.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Congress plan to introduce (or re-introduce) new initiatives in 2010 that could directly impact your business and your bottom line. The CBC is your voice in Washington to inform lawmakers about the impact these initiatives will have on manufacturers and their ability to create jobs.
Why Join the CBC?
• Broad based coalition that offers a unified voice in Washington
• Provides the opportunity to join your peers in working with the government on alternative initiatives for security and trade facilitation that will not cause economic harm.
• Through the NAM, the CBC has access at the highest levels in the Administration and Congress.
• The NAM has commitments from members of Congress to work with the NAM to create benefits for C-TPAT companies in the 10+2 and other border rules and regulations.