Headquartered in the Washington DC metro area, the NCBFAA represents more than 1,200 member companies with 110,000 employees in international trade - the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. The Association’s members handle more than 97% of the entries for goods imported into the United States and are directly involved with the logistics of these goods. Further, members operating as OTIs are involved with approximately 80 to 85% of all exports from the United States.
Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the effective national voice of the industry. Through its various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members. It keeps them informed of these and other related issues through its weekly Monday Morning eBriefing, and various meetings and conferences throughout the year.
NCBFAA is the U.S. organization representing the business of customs brokers, freight forwarders, non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs), and ocean transportation intermediaries as transportation facilitators and logistics professionals in their dealings with government officials, industry, and each other.
NCBFAA advocates for, and provides leadership to, its members; provides education to promote professional growth; provide legislative activities; and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas.
NCBFAA’s statement of values includes:
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