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

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 […]

Airports Council Statement for the Record on Infrastructure Needs at America’s Airports.

Statement of Airports Council International – North America Hearing on “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investment in Our Nation’s Airports Matters” Before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Facilitation

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 […]

Checked Facts: Airports Are Not Taxpayer Funded

Benjamin Franklin said there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes.  If there’s one more thing we can be certain of on April 15, it’s the airlines continuing […]

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 […]

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