As uncertainty surrounding the future of NAFTA and cross-border commerce has grown since the inauguration of a new administration in Washington, there are still important issues affecting the border in our own backyard that require urgent attention.
Cross-border carriers who use the ACI system and continue to grapple with AMPs know exactly how easily technical and compliance challenges at the border can disrupt their businesses and cost them money.
It’s exactly why any carrier who routinely crosses the border needs to be at the 2nd annual OTA Council Summit in Toronto on June 21 for the exclusive Cross-Border Council session.
The Cross-border Council is one of three concurrent sessions (along with the Compliance and Freight Policy Council and the HR Labour Council) at the Summit. Specifically, it will cover a gamut of border and customs-related issues affecting carriers today.
Top of mind, of course, will be the ongoing AMPs penalties and CBSA system outages and an update as to how OTA/CTA are working with officials to resolve these significant challenges. But that’s not all. The full Cross-Border Council agenda includes:
- CBSA Commercial Vision and Strategy Overview – CBSA Commercial Transportation Division
- Improving Compliance: ACI AMPS Panel and Best Practices Roundtable Discussion – CBSA Commercial Compliance Unit
- In-Transit Pilot Overview and New CBP Programs Update – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
- Future of Crossing the Border: Infrastructure improvements and updates on new initiatives, technologies and programs – Various bridge officials.
After hearing from experts on each topic, attendees can take part in an open discussion on current issues and industry best practices. This feedback can help OTA shape future policy.
Registration is open to all OTA carrier and allied trade members at special membership rates. Click here to register or sponsor! If you’re a OTA supplier member, this event is an excellent low cost opportunity to either sponsor or showcase your product.
Don’t forget – the full-day Council Summit is also running two other dedicated tracks for labour/HR and Freight Policy & Compliance. Be sure to let your colleagues know!