PCC ELECTS OFFICERS, SETS AGENDA FOR 2000
The Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association has announced the results of its election of officers and has set its agenda for 2000.
Robert Coleman, president of Portland, Ore.-based Total Logistics Resource, was re-elected as president of the PCC. Other officers are David Enberg, president of J.E. Lowden Co. in San Francisco, vice president; Carolyn Goding, president of International Automated Brokers of San Diego, Calif., secretary; and Paul Kimoto, president of Kimoto & Co. of Los Angeles, treasurer.
The board appointed Judy Haggin, vice president of Circle International, as chairman of the Western Cargo Conference 2000 to be held in October in Palm Springs, Calif.
Fred Higdon, director of regulatory compliance at Fritz Cos., was appointed chairman of the PCC import committee; and Enburg to chairman of the export committee for the PCC.
The PCC board of directors is comprised of the presidents of five West Coast industry associations: San Diego District Customs Brokers Association; Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association; Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Northern California; Columbia River Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association; and Customs Brokers & International Freight Forwarders Association of Washington State.
The top issues of the PCC agenda this year are the funding of Customs’ future Automated Commercial Environment in fiscal 2001 and the funding and construction of mega labs for the Food and Drug Administration to speed up the import clearance process.
The PCC is also concerned about the outcome of the new definition of exporter by Commerce’s Census and the Export Administration, trade relations with China, and U.S. southern border issues.