National Customs Brokers & Forwards Association of America

Voice of the Industry Since 1987

The NCBFAA represents more than 1,000 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.


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.


Serving Our Members

The NCBFAA Educational Institute is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the members of NCBFAA & the larger trade community in the areas of international trade, supply chain management, global logistics, customs brokerage, export transactions, transportation, attendant government regulation, and those areas of knowledge necessary to manage or advance a career path in a business providing services to those sectors.


Benefits of Being an NCBFAA Member

  • Members-Only Cost Savings - By joining the NCBFAA you'll be granted instant savings at conferences, in educational offerings, and in operating costs. Click here for more information.


  • Educational Opportunities - The NCBFAA provides our members the opportunity to expand their professionalism and knowledge through our numerous Educational Institute offerings, as well as through our weekly updates, newsletters, and conferences held throughout the year.


  • Network of Professionals - Membership with NCBFAA will grant you exclusive access to the network of industry professionals who can help you better your business.


  • Enhance Your Company's Credibility - With membership comes the impact of the NCBFAA name and recognition. NCBFAA encourages committee participation and offers use of the NCBFAA logo.


  • Grow Your Business - Most importantly, this is your opportunity to grow your business, to enhance your professionalism, and to succeed in transportation logistics.


If you have any questions, contact NCBFAA at (202) 466-0222 or at


About the NCBFAA

Organization Information

Business Address

1200, 18th Street, NW, #901

Washington, DC, 20036

Business Phone

(202) 466-0222


Primary Contact

Members Services

Useful Links

- Publications & Resources

- Events

- Educational Calendar

- Webinars

- Continuing Education