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Member Benefits & Application

For more than a century, the NCBFAA has represented the commercial interests of  members who include Customs brokers, freight forwarders and ocean transportation intermediaries as well as members representing carriers, sureties, communications, ports, and other specialized services. Categories of membership include:

Regular Member
Open to firms regularly engaged in business as licensed customs brokers, licensed ocean freight forwarders, international air cargo agents, and ocean transportation intermediaries located within the limits of the United States, its possessions and territories. Each Regular Member firm has one-vote in Association matters. This encompasses the firm’s branches, affiliates, subsidiaries or related companies.

Affiliate Member
Open to firms not licensed as customs brokers or freight forwarders but in business as suppliers or vendors of transportation-related services, international business services or products specific to functions with international trade.

Associate Member
Open to firms regularly engaged in business as a customs broker and/or international freight forwarder located outside the limits of the United States, its possessions and territories.
 

NEI Professional Membership
Open to individuals employed by firms not eligible for membership in the NCBFAA whose work engages them in some aspect of the international transportation logistics industry and who wish to participate in the Association's programs and services at member rates.