|NCBFAA Engagement Benefits Members
The NCBFAA is noted for its deep bench of dedicated industry volunteers who, in addition to their demanding day jobs, find time in their schedules to serve the Association and its members. Their active involvement with regulators, legislators and others in the discussions and debates surrounding issues of concern to our industry ensures that our voice is heard and our interests represented.
Last week, NCBFAA President Geoffrey Powell met in Los Angeles with Pacific Coast Council Chair and COAC Co-Chair Vince Iacopella to discuss ACE, TFTEA, Section 321 and 111 Broker Regulations.
President Powell along with NCBFAA Customs Committee Chair Mary Jo Muoio and NCBFAA Chairman Darrell Sekin also participated in a COAC 321 Working Group call with other members of the trade and government.
This week President Powell along with Committee Chair Muoio and Chairman Sekin will be in Washington, DC for a workshop with the COAC subcommittee on eCommerce specifically related to Section 321. The eCommerce Subcommittee includes NCBFAA Vice President Amy Magnus and NCBFAA Customs Committee member Cindy Allen.
The NCBFAA Executive Vice President Megan Montgomery also participates in extensive member outreach and support. Last week she participated in several industry teleconferences including an NCBFAA Regulatory Agencies Committee call regarding the FDA's Food Supplier Verification Program (FSVP), an NCBFAA Customs Committee call, and CBP’s ACE call with the trade.
This week she is meeting with the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT), hosting a webinar to introduce the new Ex Works Trucking Quote Feature, and participating in CBP’s weekly ACE call with the trade as well as the Border Interagency Executive Council (BIEC) call.
This is just a sampling of the numerous ongoing interactions occurring nationally and internationally as the NCBFAA works to mobilize its volunteer cadre of subject matter experts on behalf of the Association’s members.