Presentation on theme: "ACSCC Agenda: North America Framing Questions 10 June 2014."— Presentation transcript:
ACSCC Agenda: North America Framing Questions 10 June 2014
U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration North American Trade & Investment North America as export platform Top US trade partners and economic integration Policy initiatives focused on North American competitiveness, including: North American Leaders Summit Behind the Borders program High-Level Economic Dialogue with Mexico Supply chain integration Joint freight planning Regional single window
U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration Recommendations : Optimal solutions Recommendations to build North American regional competitiveness: Commercially effective and concrete proposals Supply chain perspective to reflect advanced levels of supply chain integration in North America Solutions to provide a clear set of priorities to address complex proposals from NALS and other forums Process and end state If we do it right, what does it look like and how do we get there?
U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration Framing questions Trade and competitiveness: How best to prioritize and carry out the various trade programs from a commercial supply chain perspective? Specifically North American initiatives WTO TFA implementation Freight movement: What should be the priorities for freight planning and infrastructure? Freight corridor selection and operation Border management and customs processing Infrastructure investments Performance measures and strategy
U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration Framing questions (2) IT&Data: What are the necessary data resources and systems to maximize regional performance? Regional single window issues Data sources and measurements for border management IT environment for regional trade and investment flows Finance and infrastructure: How much does it cost and how do we finance it? Funding mechanisms Selecting priorities
U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration Framing questions (3) Regulatory: What are the regulatory issues and priorities to build an effective regional export platform? Regulatory issues and operations Regulatory issues and infrastructure build outs Linkages to border management processes