NCBFAA Actions on Your Behalf
NCBFAA Executive Vice President devoted time after the holiday break to planning NCBFAA’s 2018 budgets and office focus. 2018 is shaping up to be a year of membership and growth for the NCBFAA, and she couldn’t be more excited. She also continued to focus on the upcoming Annual Conference and getting the directory and Annual Report together in conjunction with the Annual Conference. She is very eager to connect with NCBFAA members who will be in attendance at both the Conference of the America’s and the East Coast Trade Symposium this week.
Mary Jo Muoio, Chair of the Customs Committee, recently attended WCO’s private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG) meeting in Brussels on behalf of the NCBFAA. Topics discussed over the course of the meeting included eCommerce, global compliance and facilitation, the role of the broker, security at the border, and data management, including digital trade. The WCO will be considering eCommerce positions at the upcoming December meeting, so please reach out to Mary Jo with any thought’s you’d like her to consider for the next meeting. The WCO’s PSCG remains committed to reducing and eliminating bottlenecks of cross border trade for legitimate goods and stopping illicit traffic from entering the international stream of commerce, continual engagement with the WTO, and working toward a mutual solution to digital trade for all engaged parties. NCBFAA continues to participate in the PSCG as a guest of the International Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association (IFCBA) and we are grateful for the opportunity to advocate on behalf of our members in this forum.
Amy Magnus, NCBFAA’s Vice President, spoke about ACE in Practice at the U.S. Customs Compliance Boot Camp this past week in Washington, D.C. The event was held by the American Conference Institute.
NCBFAA Transportation Committee Chair Jan Fields met with the Export Compliance Committee, chaired by Paulette Kolba, to develop comments to Census on the Foreign Trade Regulations request for public comments regarding Standard and Routed Export Transactions.