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 Interim Report on UAS Mitigation at Airports

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, July 12, 2019 – The Blue Ribbon Task Force on UAS Mitigation at Airports released its interim report today which includes lessons learned from London Gatwick’s December […]

Brusch Joins Airports Council to Lead Airport Innovation Program

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today announced AmyClaire Brusch has joined the organization as Senior Director of ACI-NA’s Airport Innovation Program.  In her role, Brusch will […]

Airports Council Statement on Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today welcomed the appointment of U.S. Customs and […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

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 […]

Canada’s Airport Capital Assistance Program Needs Reform – Urgently

By Chris Phelan, Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs, Canadian Airports Council The Canadian Airports Council has joined with several other Canadian associations that represent local and regional airports to […]

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