Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NCBFAA represents nearly 870 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 our various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch and advocates for legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members.



The NCBFAA has been working to improve our industry for more than 115 years. Below are a few of our achievements and ongoing projects. A full listing of past NCBFAA work can be found in the NCBFAA Annual Report.

On May 17, 2012, the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) was awarded the Presidential “E” Award for Exports by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson at the White House in Washington, D.C. The “E” Awards is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports...continue reading


On the transportation front, NCBFAA’s most significant accomplishment during the year was amending the huge Congressional transportation bill, thereby excluding customs brokers, ocean forwarders, NVOs, and air cargo agents from the new licensing and bonding requirements that otherwise...continue reading


In an effort to aid NCBFAA membership in better understanding CBP's ACE program, the NCBFAA Customs Committee has developed and published a new ACE Toolkit, available exclusively to our membership...continue reading






The NCBFAA is proud to recognize our member's active involvement in the trade industry. Below are recent, notable appointments.



U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the membership of the 13th Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection, better known as COAC...continue reading


The NCBFAA is pleased to announce Regular Member particpation in Department of Commerce...coming soon                                                                                                                              


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