NCBFAA Member Forum


A member company seeks a wholesale agent for ocean freight contract service for imports from Asia to the U.S. If you can provide this service, please email Nancy Painter at


The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of expert Customs Brokers. As the nation's most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a public resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students at


You have the opportunity to participate in this important initiative and your participation will help ensure that the complexities of your profession are described accurately in the O*NET database for the American public.


O*NET Description of Customs Brokers: Prepare customs documentation and ensure that shipments meet all applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods. Determine and track duties and taxes payable and process payments on behalf of client. Sign documents under a power of attorney. Represent clients in meetings with customs officials and apply for duty refunds and tariff reclassifications. Coordinate transportation and storage of imported goods.


You are considered an Occupation Expert if you meet the following criteria:


  • You fit the role description.
  • You are currently active in the occupation (practicing, supervising, teaching and/or training) and based in the U.S.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience with the occupation. (Includes those who are now supervising, training, or teaching IF you have at least one year of practice during your career).


How to Participate: If you meet these criteria and are interested in participating, please contact Matt Robinson at RTI International, the O*NET data collection contractor, at or 919-926-6617.


Please provide the following:


  • Full Name
  • Company Name and Title
  • Daytime Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Address with City and State 


Process and Participation Incentive: A random sample of experts responding to this request will be invited to complete a set of questionnaires. Experts who are selected and agree to participate will receive $40.00 and an oak-framed certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Department of Labor.


We encourage you to consider helping to keep information about your profession accurate and current for the benefit of our colleagues and the nation. Thank you for your support.


NCBFAA's Member Forum is a place for members to seek out each other's expertise or specialties, to offer discounts to fellow members, and to connect on possible business collaborations. We encourage our members to generate business opportunities with one another, and to look first to each other whenever bidding something out or seeking a specific product or service. You are welcome to ask fellow members for advice or consulting, but please note that this is not a job posting board. To submit an entry for consideration, please send your item to


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