NCBFAANational Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc.
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"While I think that I have contributed to the growth of the NCBFAA in a significant way, there comes a time when you make the handoff.
Established in 1897 in New York, the NCBFAA represents nearly 870 member companies with 100,000 employees in international trade.
"When the 10+2 Rule goes into effect for real next February, which is when penalties can start being imposed and 'no-load' orders are a distinct possibility, we want our people to be ready," notes Jon Kent, the NCBFAA representative on Capitol Hill.
The population of interest is the NCBFAA because it is the largest customs brokers' association and all member organizations have equal access to information.
"NCBFAA will help support our brokerage colleagues and the overall trade community who need our assistance during this time," she added.
For the past few years, the NCBFAA Customs Committee has been working with CBP on the issue of bona fides for import clients and how to implement regulatory changes needed to more accurately verify the identities of importers.
The NCBFAA supports the test and looks forward to its customs broker members' participation, but "we remain concerned that the proposed Entry Type 86 still does not require all the data elements needed for effective targeting, such as the identity of the manufacturer and the U.S.
"The review list enables the customs broker to verify the importer's identity and confirm the importer's understanding of its compliance obligations in areas such as entry declarations, valuation and preference programs," explains Alan Klestadt, NCBFAA's customs counsel.
According to the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), the rollout of new technology is always "fraught with uncertainty." Furthermore, says Geoffrey Powell, NCBFAA president, when international commerce is concerned, extra steps must be taken to minimize risk.
Geoffrey Powell, president of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association (NCBFAA) couldn't agree more.
OSI is a member of IAM (International Association of Movers), AMSA (American Moving and Storage), FIATA (International Federation Of Freight Forwarders Association) and NCBFAA (National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Of America) as well as the Chamber of Commerce.