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

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Airports Council Congratulates Dickson on Nomination to Lead FAA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2019   WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Steve Dickson following the announcement that […]

Airports are Terminally Challenged with $128 Billion in Infrastructure Needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2019   WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today released […]

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Airports Welcome Commitment to Modernize Aging Infrastructure in State of the Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2019   WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

Airports Gobble Up More of the National GDP

  Every year, Thanksgiving brings an opportunity for American’s to celebrate and give thanks for what is most valuable to them. ACI-NA has always maintained that airports are valuable economic […]

Will Technology Solve the Capacity Crisis?

Passenger numbers are expected to double by 2035. IoT queue measurement technology enables airports to keep waiting times from growing. By Marc Rauch, Xovis The airport industry stays on the […]

BNA Is Ever-Expanding

By Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E., President and CEO, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Nashville is on fire – there really is no other way to describe it. Always a great place […]

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