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  • 08 Oct 2021 by LACBFFA

    The Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association issues a weekly 'News Flash' to its members every Friday. Please click the link below for a PDF of this edition. If you have questions about any featured items, please contact communications@lacbffa.org.

    NEWS FLASH US Customs Broker Exam Prep Course and Scholarship and more Friday October 8 2021

    ITEMS INCLUDED

    • WTO Launches New Online Tool To Help Users Navigate Changes in Product Nomenclatures,
    • Do I Need a Lacey Act Declaration?,
    • Customs Specialized Services CES - Simplified Fee Schedule,
    • Ports Provide Update on Clean Air Action Plan,
    • FDA Email Validation Deployment, 10/07/21,
    • Terminal Turn Times - September 2021,
    • Reminder: Information on ACE Collections – Release 4 Support Calls,
    • US Customs Broker Exam Prep Course and Scholarship,
    • CBP Forced Labor Update,
    • LACBFFA Webinars Now Available for Purchase,
    • Ask a Committee Reminder,
    • Customs-Trade Calls,
    • PCC Weekly Zoom Meeting,
    • Upcoming Events

  • 06 Oct 2021 by LACBFFA

    The Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association issues a weekly 'News Flash' to its members every Friday. Please click the link below for a PDF of this edition. If you have questions about any featured items, please contact communications@lacbffa.org.

    NEWS FLASH Port of Los Angeles Stops Short of 24Hour Operations Unlike Long Beach and more Friday October 1 2021

    ITEMS INCLUDED

    • ACE Portal Password Rule Changes,
    • Pier T Terminal Begins Pilot Program for 24-Hour Cargo Pickup,
    • Continuing Education for Customs Brokers – Understanding the Proposed Rulemaking and Its Impact,
    • Corrected Version of FDA Supplemental Guide is Published,
    • APHIS Announces Effective Date of Phase Six of Lacey Act Enforcement Schedule,
    • Updated ACE Development and Deployment Schedule Posted,
    • Port of Los Angeles Stops Short of 24-Hour Operations, Unlike Long Beach,
    • Ports Australia Calls for Urgent Actions Against Covid-19 From Government,
    • Clean Truck Concession Agreements Expire Sep 30,
    • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) End-Dating Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Product Code,
    • Modifications to Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Regulations,
    • GUIDANCE: Section 301 China Duties Extension of Product Exclusions,
    • GUIDANCE: Recommended Submission of Spreadsheets for Entry Changes Being Protested,
    • CES Opens at LAX,
    • FMC to Issue Guidance on Complaint Proceedings and Seek Comments on Demurrage and Detention Billings,
    • LACBFFA Webinars Now Available for Purchase,
    • Ask a Committee Reminder,
    • Customs-Trade Calls,
    • PCC Weekly Zoom Meeting,
    • Upcoming Events
  • 11 Feb 2021 by LACBFFA

    During its annual retreat on February 6, 2021, the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association Board of Directors installed its newest members and elected its 2021 officers as follows:

    Officers

    PresidentSandra Langford-Coty, A. N. Deringer, Inc.

    Vice President: Pat Vangtan, DB Schenker, Inc.

    Treasurer: Dan Monnier, Empire World Wide Logistics

    Secretary: Sun Kim, Alba Wheels Up

    Chairman: Karen Quintana, Yusen Logistics Americas Inc.


    Directors 

    Mari Bermejo, Geodis USA

    Barbie Clarke, Williams Clarke Company

    Nicole Hess, ME Dey & Company

    Rebecca Marek, Laufer Group International

    Rex Sherman, Green Worldwide Shipping

    Patty Tschaepe, J&K Fresh


    Additionally, the Board appointed the following individuals as committee chairs:

    Committee Chairs 

    Airport Customs - Mari Bermejo (Chair)

    Emerging Technology - Sun Kim (Chair)

    Legislative - Rex Sherman (Chair)

    Logistics & Forwarding - Dan Monnier (Chair)

    Marketing & Communications - Rebecca Marek (Chair)

    Membership - Nicole Hess (Chair)

    PGA - Barbie Clarke (Chair)

    Programs & Education - Pat Vangtan (Chair) 

    Seaport Customs - Patty Tschaepe (Chair), Dan Meylor (Vice-Chair)

  • 27 Feb 2020 by LACBFFA

    During its annual retreat on February 8, 2020, the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association Board of Directors installed its newest members and elected its 2020 officers as follows:

    Officers

    PresidentSandra Langford-Coty, A. N. Deringer, Inc.

    Vice President: Pat Vangtan, DB Schenker, Inc.

    Treasurer: Dan Monnier, Empire World Wide Logistics

    Secretary: Sun Kim

    Chairman: Karen Quintana, Yusen Logistics Americas Inc.


    Directors 

    Mari Bermejo, Geodis USA

    Barbie Clarke, Williams Clarke Company

    Robin Grove, Cars USA

    Vincent Iacopella, Alba Wheels Up

    Rebecca Marek, Laufer Group International

    Patty Tschaepe, J&K Fresh


    Additionally, the Board appointed the following individuals as committee chairs:

    Committee Chairs 

    Airport Customs - Mari Bermejo (Chair)

    Emerging Technology - Sun Kim (Chair)

    Forwarding/NVOCC - Robin Grove (Chair)

    Legislative - Vincent Iacopella (Chair)

    Logistics - Dan Monnier (Chair)

    Communications & Marketing - Rebecca Marek (Chair)

    Membership - Karen Quintana (Co-Chair), Sandra Langford-Coty (Co-Chair)

    PGA - Barbie Clarke (Chair)

    Programs & Education - Pat Vangtan (Chair) 

    Seaport Customs - Patty Tschaepe (Chair), Dan Meylor (Vice-Chair)

  • 15 Mar 2019 by LACBFFA

     

    Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association Elects 2019 Officers

    During its annual retreat on February 2, 2019, the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association Board of Directors installed its newest members and elected its 2019 officers as follows:

    Officers

    President: Karen Quintana, Yusen Logistics America

    Vice President: Maurine Cecil, Western Overseas Corporation

    Treasurer: Dan Monnier, Empire World Wide Logistics

    Secretary: Pat Vangtan, DB Schenker

    Chairman: Wayne Wagner, FedEx Trade Networks

     

    Directors 

    Mari Bermejo, Geodis USA

    Barbie Clarke, Williams Clarke Company - (Newly Installed)

    Robin Grove, Cars USA

    Vincent Iacopella, Alba Wheels Up

    Sun Kim, Flexport - (Newly Installed)

    Patty Tschaepe, J&K Fresh 


    Additionally, the Board appointed the following individuals as committee chairs:


    Committee Chairs 

    Airport Customs Mari Bermejo (Chair), Sandra Langford-Coty (Co-Chair)

    Emerging Technology Vincent Iacopella (Chair), Sandra Langford-Coty (Co-Chair)

    Forwarding/NVOCC Robin Grove (Chair)

    Legislative Vincent Iacopella (Chair), Patty Tschaepe (Co-Chair)

    Logistics Dan Monnier (Chair)

    Marketing & Communications Maurine Cecil (Chair)

    Membership Sun Kim (Chair), Mike Choi (Co-Chair)

    PGA Barbie Clarke (Chair)

    Programs & Education Pat Vangtan (Chair) 

    Seaport Customs Dan Meylor (Chair), Patty Tschaepe (Co-Chair)


    Incorporated in 1949, the Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) represents licensed U.S. customs brokers, freight forwarders, non-vessel operating common carriers, and firms facilitating international trade. The LACBFFA is the premier organization in Southern California for international trade and U.S. Customs issues, and its more than 300 members employ over 6,000 individuals and file more than 95% of all import entries in the Los Angeles Customs District.

    LACBFFA members are the “boots-on-the-ground” in the international supply chain, working with the international trade community in expediting export and import shipments worldwide. They are specialists in proactively identifying potential challenges and developing contingency plans to minimize costs while increasing transit time predictability.

    LACBFFA aims to achieve standardization in the industry and promotes a high degree of professional conduct among its members, including high standards of ethics and financial viability. LACBFFA provides leadership to its members in dealing with city, state, and federal agencies, as well as offering a forum for the exchange of ideas. LACBFFA acts as an authoritative voice for the industry at official and government levels.