The Boston Customs Brokers
and Freight Forwarders Association (BCBFFA) was founded in 1942 to assist
import/export service providers cope with logistic issues during a very
difficult period in our history. This industry partnership continues today
with the Association providing a hands-on advocacy to the membership. The
BCBFFA meets every six weeks with senior CBP and OGA management to resolve
any matters pertaining to trade issues in the Port of Boston. This meeting
is open, with prior notification to the BOD, to any member of the Association.
The Association conducts educational workshops and seminars designed to
provide professional development in the brokerage and forwarding service
Customs Brokers &
Forwarders Association of Northern California: The purpose of
the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Northern California (CBFANC)
is to air industry issues; improve standards of conduct and services; highlight
innovations, trends, and regulatory changes which may affect members' clients;
and take common action when necessary.
The Detroit Customs Brokers & Forwarders
Association (DCBFA) was formed in 1964. WR Filbin & Co., JD Richardson,
JV Carr & Sons, IC Harris, and Pacific Customs were the founding members.
These firms were all owned and operated within the Port of Detroit. Currently,
the group's roster is at 31 organizations, representing both local based
and international companies. The Association is affiliated with the National
Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) and sends
regular representation to their conferences to stay in tune with National
The International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations, commonly
referred to as the IFCBA, began in 1989 when associations representing
the industry in six nations --
New Zealand and the
United States -- met at the Pacific Rim Customs Brokers Conference
in Hawaii. At that time, these associations decided to establish a professional
international business network where the industry could strategize about
future challenges. The organization was officially formed in November,
1990 at its first conference, held in Singapore.
Forwarders and Customs Brokers Assocation of New Orleans: Organized
in 1913, the IFFCBANO, a non-profit organization, has grown over the years
to encompass U.S. Treasury licensed customs brokers and Federal Maritime
Commission (FMC) licensed international freight forwarders (IFF.) The customer
base of member firms includes thousands of importers and exporters in North
America. Currently, there are 46 member firms in the association. IFFCBANO
Member firms have acquired a reputation for providing a reliable, efficient
and honest service, handling cargo through all U.S. Ports.
The National Customs
Brokers & Forwarders Association of America Inc. The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of
America, Inc. (NCBFAA): provides hands-on advocacy.
Utilizing our team of professional representatives and grassroots advocacy
you are kept current on regulatory and legislative issues that concern you,
including those before U.S. Customs, FMC, Congress and other key agencies.
Sources of information about industry developments, trends and current events
Address: 1200 18th Street, NW, #901 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 466-0222
Fax (202) 466-0226