U.S. Customs to review user fees with industry help
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has created a new industry committee to provide advise on issued related to trade and immigration user fees, port staffing levels and inspectional services, the agency announced Monday.
Committee members represent the trade and travel industries that pay a customs, immigration or agriculture user fee. The CBP User Fee Advisory Committee is expected to meet at least once a year, but more meetings could be held with the approval of CBP, spokeswoman Erlinda Byrd said.
The advisory panel will serve until June 2015.
The members of the User Fee Advisory Committee are:
- Ajith Pillai, American Airlines
- Colleen Blume, Delta Air Lines
- Andres Hirschfeld, United Airlines
- Adam Schless, JetBlue Airways Corp.
- Barbara Kostuk, Airlines for America
- Cyriel Kronenburg, International Air Transport Association
- Matthew Cornelius, Airports Council International – North America
- Jonathan Grella, U.S. Travel Association
- James Phillips, Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance
- Bradley Rubinstein, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
- Gina Marie Lindsey, Los Angeles World Airports
- Byford Treanor, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
- Rosemarie Andolino, Chicago Department of Aviation
- Darrell Bryan, Clipper Navigation, Inc.
- Norm Schenk, UPS
- Miguel Perez, Ryder Integrated Logistics
- Lisa Schimmelpfenning, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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