A CBP agriculture specialist examines a lime shipment at Pharr International Bridge, Texas, in this file photo. ( CPB Hidalgo )

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Trade is seeking input on trade issues from brokers, importers and other stakeholders in cross-border businesses.

A “21st Century Customs Framework” public meeting on March 1 will give businesses a chance to comment on aspects of the CPB’s trade mission, according to a news release. The meeting is at the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., but participants can join via teleconference.

A government panel will listen to input on:

  • Emerging roles in the global supply chain;
  • Intelligent enforcement;
  • Cutting-edge enforcement;
  • Data access and sharing; and
  • 21st-Century processes.

“Healthy and competitive 21st-century supply chains can be supported by effective and efficient customs administrations,” Brenda Smith, executive assistant commissioner of the Office of Trade, said in the release. “CBP wants to target the best opportunities we have to strengthen the trade environment by working with our partners across government and in the private sector.”

The meeting will highlight the long-term initiatives the CBP should undertake to support economic security, Smith said in the release.

The meeting will be in the Department of Commerce’s Herbert Hoover Auditorium. Attendees and teleconference participants must register online.