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

American Airports Applaud President, Congress for Swift Passage of CARES ACT

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today applauded the passage of The CARES Act […]

Airports Encouraged by REAL ID Extension

Implementation Should Wait Until Travel Recovers   WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke released the following statement after the U.S. Department […]

Airports Praise Deal on COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today applauded agreement between Congress and the Trump Administration that will provide needed relief for U.S. airports facing at least $14 […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

Scott Pelley to Keynote Airports Council Annual Conference

Meet our 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) this week revealed that Scott Pelley, the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent and former CBS Evening News anchor […]

Members of Congress Announce Framework for Infrastructure Bill That Includes a PFC Increase

Last week, ACI-NA welcomed the news of an infrastructure investment framework – called the “Moving Forward Framework” – which was announced by a group of Members of Congress, led by […]

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 […]

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