• This workshop is to notify the trade of CBP/FDA joint effort in Refused Merchandise Processing. see more

        You are cordially invited to our next morning program

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    Trade Forum of CBP/FDA Process for Refused Merchandise, CBP Public Bulletin LA19-007

    Approved for 2 CCS/MES/CES Credits

    This workshop is to notify the trade of CBP/FDA joint effort in Refused Merchandise Processing. The program will cover topics related to the following:

    ·         Section 801 of the Food, Drugs and Cosmetic Act with respect to FDA refused merchandise

    ·         Los Angeles Field Office procedures for CBP/FDA refused merchandise

    ·         CBP/FDA Collaboration

    The presentation will be hosted by subject matter experts from CBP Los Angeles field Office and FDA, West Coast Imports.

                  January 15, 2020                                The Reef

    Registration: 8:00 a.m.                       880 S Harbor Scenic Dr.

    Program: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.               Long Beach, CA 90802

  • Learn or review how to use the USHTS as a tool for classification and duty estimation. see more


    Understanding the United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (USHTS)

    Approved for 2 CCS/CES Credits

    Presented by

    Norman Harris, III

    Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist

    Learn or review how to use the USHTS as a tool for classification and duty estimation. We will cover the General Rules of Interpretation, General notes, Chapter notes and headings.

    As part of the entry process, goods must be classified. 19 CFR 152.11

    Under 19 U.S.C. 1484, the "importer of record" under paragraph (2)(B), either in person or by an agent authorized by the party in writing, shall, using reasonable care by filing with the Customs Service the declared value, classification and rate of duty applicable to the merchandise.

    Prior to the Customs Modernization Act enacted on December 8, 1993, it was CBP’s responsibility to “classify” imported goods.  Classifying goods is for duty purposes and determining whether the goods are subject to quotas, restraints, embargoes or other restrictions.  CBP is now responsible for the final classification and valuation of the goods by a process called “liquidation” of the entry.

    Under 19 CFR 177 an importer may request a binding administrative ruling prior to importing.

    This course is taught by Norman W. Harris, III, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist. He has been a licensed Customs Broker since 1989 and Certified Compliance Manager. He is also a past president of the LACBFFA.



    Thursday, January 9, 2020 Holiday Inn
    Registration: 8:30 a.m. 19800 S. Vermont Avenue
    Workshop:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Torrance, CA 90502


    Sponsorships are available!

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.


  • Join us for an open workshop on December 3, 2019! see more

    2.5 CCS Credits will be accredited

    CTPAT - The Path Forward

    This workshop is open for everyone. It will provide information and updates on the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program. 
    Learn the overview & State of the program, revised CTPAT Minimum security criteria, seaport examination process & CTPAT benefits including current threats to supply chain security directly from CBP Los Angeles Field office.


    • Bryant Van Buskirk,  Director, Los Angeles CTPAT Field Office U.S. Customs & Border Protection
    • Adam Gunion, Supervisory Supply Chain Security Specialist, Los Angeles CTPAT Field Office U.S. Customs & Border Protection


    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • You are invited to the LACBFFA Holiday Casino Night Decemeber 12, 2019!
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    Join us in celebrating the holiday season! Bring your family, staff, and business associates to a fun-filled evening of blackjack, craps and roulette tables, great food, great prizes, and great camaraderie.

    Don’t forget about our traditional charitable raffle drawings! You can be one of five winners for a chance to have LACBFFA donate a check for $500 in your name to a charity of your choice.

    50/50 Raffle: This raffle will benefit the International Seafarers Center.

    Toys: Bring an unwrapped toy for our Toy Drive and receive one raffle ticket! 

    How to Receive Raffle Tickets: Register and receive $200 in scrip upon arrival to use in the casino. Additional $100 in scrip is available for purchase for $10. At the end of the evening, we will calculate your earnings and for every $100 of scrip you have remaining, you will receive two raffle tickets. Unlucky at the tables? You can purchase raffle tickets for $5 each for a chance at the great raffle prizes.

    Gifts over $25 in value will receive one raffle ticket!


    December 12, 2019

    Casino: 6:00 – 10:00 PM

    Dinner: 7:00 PM

    Raffle: 9:15 PM



  • Purchase a link to the recording of the 3/11/19 ACE Portal Reports Webinar see more

    ACE Portal Reports for Brokers


    This webinar will provide an overview of ACE Portal Reports on how to Run, Modify and Schedule ACE reports.  In addition, available ACE Support, ACE Portal and ACE Reports Resource will be provided.  


                                    ACE Reports overview of the following Report Types:

    • ACH Statement
    • Entry Summary
    • Liquidation Reports
    • Reconciliation
    • Protest Filer
    • Cargo Release
    • Harmonized Tariff Schedule - PGA



    Sandra Langford-Coty, Director of Operational Development at A.N. Deringer, Inc. 

  • Reach hundreds of brokers, forwarders, and other trade industry professionals! see more

    Affiliate Member Advertising Program

    Advertising is a great way to gain additional exposure with customs brokers and freight forwarders. Members and nonmembers alike will see your ad when searching for a broker, forwarder or service provider. 


    Advertising Location Run Time Member Price Specs
    Website Banner Homepage Slideshow or any available custom page

    1 month

    12 months



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