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May 21, 2024


Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Cornyn, and members of the subcommittee, my name is John Drake, and I am the Vice President of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Supply Chain Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for the opportunity to testify at today's hearing regarding U.S. Trade Enforcement and Entry of Merchandise.

Ports Are Top Concerns to U.S. Businesses

International trade plays a critical role in the American economy and way fo life. Ports are critical to this trade, including the 328 international land, air, and sea prts throughout the United States that include operations by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The operation of these ports -- an their ability to move goods efficiently as freight grows -- is of top concern to the U.S. Chamber. Delays, congestion, and inefficient operations at ports adds costs to U.S. businesses and consumers and makes our economy less competitive.

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