Memberships and Affiliations
- NCBFAA’s Washington, D.C., presence 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.
- NCBFAA’s Quarterly Bulletin and Monday Morning Briefing provides you with the latest news and developments in the Association and the industry.
- The Who’s Who, our annual membership directory, includes your firm’s listing and is distributed throughout the import/export community.
- NCBFAA’s Annual Conference, Government Affairs Conference and educational workshops/seminars are all designed to provide state-of-the-art professional development experiences.
- NCBFAA’s Certified Ocean Forwarder (COF) Program and Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) Program, the benchmarks for quality personnel in the forwarding and brokerage industries.
- Member service programs to provide discounts on long-distance and other business communications with Cable & Wireless, and electronic publications providing customs rulings, the harmonized tariff system and up-to-date sailing schedules.
- Customs- Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a joint government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security.
- C-TPAT recognizes that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can provide the highest level of security only through close cooperation with the ultimate owners of the supply chain— importers, carriers, brokers, warehouse operators and manufacturers.
- Through this initiative, CBP is asking businesses to ensure the integrity of their security practices and communicate their security guidelines to their business partners within the supply chain.