Registration Open for LACBFFA Workshops


The Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) are holding several events over the next two weeks covering the many aspects customs brokers and trade professionals face every day such as entry filing, customs enforcement and the changing roles and responsibilities of trade representatives. For information on each event and how to register, please follow the descriptions below.

November 8

7:30 am – 3:30 pm


Meet with Officers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss one-on-one the various aspects of entry filing. Each of the groups designated above will address information requirements and regulatory guidelines for importations of devices, food, dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals. Get the latest information on possible changes in FDA entry review and refusals. Officers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be available for questions


November 14

8:30 – 11:00 am


The LACBFFA would like to invite you to join Jorge A. Garcia, Assistant Center Director of the Electronics CEE and Heather Litman of GDLSK for an open discussion. How will CBP carry out this mandate? What are the administrative challenges and legal implications? What kind of impact will this have on trade?


November 15

8:00 – 11:00 am


This workshop will provide a distinct viewpoint of the evolution of the Customs Broker and the Freight Forwarder to what it is today from a regulatory and/or in-house perspective. We shall explore the ever-changing role and responsibilities of these trade representatives and what that will entail in the modern world of corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and potential agency enforcement. Using real-world case studies, we will review significant FDA and intellectual property issues faced by importers. Additionally, we will discuss recent trends in the trade industry and what industry may be able to expect from various regulatory agencies that affect trade.


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