NCBFAA, 10 Other Organizations Endorsed CBP Commissioner’s Permanent Appointment

Jon Kent
Phone: (202) 223-6222

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC:

      In a letter to Senators Max Baucus and Orrin G. Hatch, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) joined with 10 other national organizations to strongly endorse the renomination of Alan D. Bersin to be Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner. Commissioner Bersin was originally nominated on September 29, 2009, and has been serving as a recess appointment since March 27, 2010. 
      In their letter, the signers cited Commissioner Bersins outreach to the private sector, his advocacy of a modernized CBP and his commitment to enhanced security along with trade facilitation as reasons for approving his nomination.
      “Customs and Border Protection needs a dynamic leader that is capable of transformative leadership skills to appropriately modernize and change the agency for the betterment of security and trade,” they wrote. “Mr. Bersin is this dynamic leader. He has already set in motion meaningful change and his leadership is needed to ensure this continues.”

  • American Association of lmporters and Exporters
  • American Trucking Association
  • Business Coalition for Customs Modernization
  • Express Association of America
  • Joint lndustry Group
  • National lndustrial Transportation League
  • National Retail Federation
  • U.S. Association of lmporters of Textiles and Apparel
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • World Shipping Council

        Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NCBFAA represents nearly 800 member companies with 100,000 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. 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.