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National Security Task Force
The National Security Task Force is responsible for the development and advancement of Chamber policy related to homeland security and national security. Chaired by Governor Tom Ridge (the first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security) the Task Force is comprised of over 170 companies, associations, and state and local chambers, represents a broad spectrum of the American economy the Task Force engages Capitol Hill, the administration and international governments to advance priorities related to cyber security, supply chain, customs and trade facilitation, public private partnerships and emergency preparedness.
The Task Force’s working groups on Cyber Security and Global Supply Chain, Customs and Trade Facilitation identify current and emerging issues, craft policies and aggressively pursue reforms through advocacy. Among the top priorities include: promoting effective supply chain, customs and trade facilitation policies that support the free movement of goods in the global supply chain to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and engaging policymakers to focus on collaboration, flexibility, and cost reduction as both industry and the administration work to develop a cybersecurity framework.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report outlining recommendations to make enhancements to trade and security mutually supportive along the U.S.-Mexico border. Steps to a 21st Century U.S.-Mexico Border makes a series of proposals addressing trade facilitation, supply-chain security, infrastructure, immigration, and travel issues that define the border and determine its efficiency.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with 47 business associations from both sides of the border, issued a joint report entitled Finding the Balance: Shared Border of the Future.
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