CBP Re-Alignment in San Diego District

08/01/2019 - Manuel Martinez


Effective October 1, 2019, the San Diego Field Office will implement a strategic realignment pilot for leadership organization across all facets of our operations — both at the Field Office and at each of the ports. Some port directors will be repositioned to roles as division directors, who will unilaterally oversee all Law Enforcement Operations, Operational Support, and Mission Readiness functions from within the San Diego Field Office. Additionally, Officers in Charge (OIC’s) focus on day-to-day core operations at the individual ports. The realignment is expected to create an added benefit for all of our CBP stakeholders by increasing communication,…




Peters, Allred Lead Effort to Democratic Leadership Urging Action on U.S., Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement

08/01/2019 - Manuel Martinez


WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 26, 2019 – Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) and Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) led an effort urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “Trade, especially trade with Mexico and Canada, is a vital driver of San Diego’s economy. I appreciate the work of my colleagues in continuing to push for the strongest U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement possible. Swiftly finalizing an agreement with improved, enforceable labor and environmental standards is critical to our community and the businesses that call San Diego home. I thank Rep. Allred for his advocacy, and join him and…




San Diego Trade Experts Explain why Imposing Tariffs by Monday, June 10 is not Operationally Viable

06/06/19 - Jose Burciaga


The Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders represents the customs brokers and freight forwarders who facilitate international trade along the entire US Pacific Coast and the California-Mexico border. In this letter, their Vice President and Board Member of the Otay Mesa Chamber Lalo Acosta, explains why it is NOT operationally viable to implement the proposed tariff schedule this coming Monday. To see letter click here.









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