USCIB hosted James (JC) Collins, director of the strategic division of the United States Council on Transnational Organized Crime (USCTOC) for a hybrid discussion with USCIB members to introduce Collins to the work that USCIB does in the areas of illicit-trade, customs, trade and investment, as well as intellectual property.
On December 15, 2021, the White House issued the Executive Order on Establishing the USCTOC. The USCTOC is comprised of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence Strategic Division. The Strategic Division produces coordinated strategic plans for whole-of government Counter-Transnational Organized Crime efforts in support of and in alignment with policy priorities established by the President of the United States through the National Security Council.
“USCIB, through its relevant committees, looks forward to collaboration with USCTOC and to advance innovative public-private partnerships to counter illicit trade and organized crime that impact the integrity of American businesses, markets and global supply chains”, said David M. Luna, USCIB Anti-Illicit Trade Committee (AITC) chair. “We commend President Biden and his administration for their commitment to elevate these pernicious threats to U.S. national security, and applaud USCTOC’s leadership to partner with businesses to join forces across sectors to build capacities, resiliency, and cross-border cooperation to reduce the harmful effects of transnational crime and kleptocracy to our homeland and economy.”