The Pacific Coast Council recently hosted their annual Western Cargo Conference (WESCCON) in Palm Springs, California. This year’s conference boasted a theme of mastering changes in trade. Participants left with the latest information on industry issues and trends while also gaining the opportunity to have their voices heard by US regulators and legislators on trade issues facing their businesses.
Paulette Kolba, Manager of Export Compliance at DSV, moderated an export regulatory update panel at the conference. The panelists, Kiesha Downs, Chief of the Trade Regulations Branch (TRB) in the Government and Trade Management Division of the Census Bureau, and James Swanson, CBP Director of the Cargo and Security Controls Division for Cargo and Conveyance Security of CBP Field Operations, provided information on upcoming regulatory and process changes that impact forwarders.
(Paulette Kolba, Manager of Export Compliance at DSV)
Some of the topics covered included the forthcoming Notices of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Routed Export Transactions that are expected before the end of 2018, the status of the Automated Outbound Manifest which will impact the export process, and the participation of additional government agencies (PGAs) who are or will be gathering data through the Automated Export System (AES/ACE).
The panel also included a lively discussion amongst the attendees and government participants regarding the regulatory challenges that forwarders face when handling eCommerce transactions – a topic that Paulette is engaged in with the Department of Commerce on a national level.
While at WESCCON, Paulette also conducted an ACE Export Report training session along-side the CBP ACE trainers. DSV is proud to have team members who are involved in the trade community and who stay up-to-date with all the latest practices and regulations regarding the industry.
To contact the DSV Export Compliance team for more information on what we do and how we can help your business, reach out via email today.