The Facilitation Committee addresses issues related to the facilitation of international travel and trade including the improvement of government and industry approaches. Members of the Committee focus on travel documentation and other requirements, international cargo and passenger inspections,  programs, regulations, and fees, inspection facilities, technology, customer service and the interrelationship between facilitation and security.

 

The Committee develops and advocates legislative and regulatory positions on these issues. The Committee interacts with government organizations including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Staff and some committee members serve on the CBP User Fee Advisory Committee and on delegations to ICAO.

Leadership

Chair
Charles Goedken, C.M.
Manager, International Operations
Port of Seattle

Committee Secretary
Matthew Cornelius
Vice President, Air Policy
(202) 293-8500

Aneil Patel
Senior Director, Air Policy
(202) 293-8500

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Press Releases

Blue Ribbon Task Force Releases Report on UAS Mitigation at Airports

Recommends U.S. and Canadian lawmakers appropriate targeted funds to federal aviation agencies, and extend interdiction authority to trained state and local law enforcement agencies. LOS ANGELES & OTTAWA  – Today […]

James C. Cherry Named 2019 Downes Award Recipient by Airports Council

TAMPA, FL – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced that James (Jim) Cherry has been named the recipient of the 2019 Williams E. Downes, Jr. Memorial Award.  The Downes Award, […]

State of the Industry “Working Nonstop for You”

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Tampa for our 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition. Thank you, Mayor Castor, for that wonderful welcome and for being with us today. And […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

The Countdown Begins: REAL ID Will Be Required for Air Travel in Exactly One Year

Earlier today, Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin Burke teamed up with travel industry leaders and government officials to urge the traveling public to obtain REAL ID […]

LAX CEO: We Need to Bring the Passenger Facility Charge Back to its Original Buying Power

Last week, Los Angeles World Airports Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint addressed the Washington Aero Club at a lunch event in Washington, D.C. In her speech, Flint described Los Angeles […]

Infrastructure Week 2019: 20th Century Airports in a 21st Century World

Today marks the official start to Infrastructure Week 2019, the long-celebrated week each year when the infrastructure community comes together and engages in a broad conversation about the importance of […]

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