11 Jun 2019

Laredo Hosts the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) Quarterly Meeting

The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) held its quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Laredo, Texas at the Laredo College with a town hall discussion on efforts to facilitate trade in an evolving environment, intelligent enforcement, next generation facilitation, secure trade lanes, rapid response and public comments.

The meeting had the participation of the following panelists: 

  • Todd Owen – Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations 
  • Brenda Smith – Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade
  • John Morris – Acting Deputy Chief Patrol Agent, Rio Grande Valley Sector, U.S. Border Patrol
  • Moderator:  Bradley Hayes – Executive Director, Office of Trade Relations

Laredo U.S. Licensed Customs Broker, Jose D. Gonzalez, currently serves on the board of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) .