About Us

About Us

HISTORY

 

The Chicago Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (CCBFA) was formed in 1967 as a non-profit, professional organization of international trade practitioners. Over the past forty-nine years, membership has grown to over two hundred firms actively engaged in Customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and related import / export trade business.

 

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

The Board of Directors and specifically empowered committees execute this mission through many forms of activity, such as:

Analyzing issues confronting the trade community.
Meeting regularly with local government agencies and members to advocate effective policies.
Communicating relevant information to the trade.
Conducting seminars and conferences to foster professional growth.
Sponsoring events and activities that develop acquaintance and good fellowship among members.

WHO CAN JOIN?

The association strives to enhance industry professionalism by:

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Conducting seminars and conferences for excellence through education.

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Meeting with local government agencies to advocate efficient local policies.

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Providing an open forum for all initiatives that impact local trade.

CCBFA offers two types of membership: Regular and Associate.

Regular

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Regular membership is open to any individual or firm that holds a Customs brokerage license, is a TSA-permitted Indirect Air Carrier or FMC-licensed Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI).

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Associate

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Associate membership is open to all other interested parties, especially those engaged in businesses in and around the international supply chain including, but not limited to,  trucking, warehousing,  insurance, consulting, education, technology and law.

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