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
Viji Prasad
Director of Airport Operations
Los Angeles World Airports

Committee Secretaries
Aneil Patel
Vice President, Air Policy
(202) 293-8500

Matthew Cornelius
Executive Vice President
(202) 293-8500

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Press Releases

Statement from ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke on International Reopening

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s announcement that it would begin easing […]

Airports Council Releases 2020 Traffic Data

Latest Report Confirms Devastating Pandemic Losses for North American Airport Industry WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United […]

Airports Council Welcomes Steps to Restore International Travel

ACI-NA today released the following statement from ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke in response to the announcement that fully vaccinated United States citizens will be permitted into Canada for non-essential travel beginning August 9, 2021.

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

Integrating Health Requirements into the Travel Ecosystem

By Sherry Stein, Head of Technology Strategy, SITA Many countries require landing cards or declaration forms as part of the customs and immigration process; most are distributed as paper forms […]

Looking Forward One Year In

By Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, ACI-NA Now at the one-year milestone of widespread travel and local restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are reminded that […]

Americans Are Starting to Fly Again

States around the country are taking their first steps to safely reopen our economy and to start rebuilding a sense of normal life. This Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial [...]

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