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     2020 Committees

    Airport CBP - Responsible for liaison with Airport CBP office and monitoring programs and initiatives that directly affect the industry and the Association's members.

    Committee Chair: 
    Mari Bermejo 


    Communications & Marketing - Responsible for communications activities – website, newsletters, social media, etc.

    Committee Chair: 
    Rebecca Marek


    Emerging Technology - Responsible for the study of Emerging technologies whose development, practical applications, or both are still largely unrealized in our industry. 

    Committee Chair:
    Sun Kim


    Forwarding - Responsible for recommending policy and strategy to the board of directors regarding ocean and air freight forwarding issues, and acting as liaison to the FMC and CBP on such issues.

    Committee Chair:
    Robin Grove


    Legislative - Responsible for developing position papers on issues affecting the industry and developing legislative advocacy program to ensure issues are conveyed to appropriate government entities and regulatory agencies.

    Committee Chair:
    Vincent Iacopella


    Logistics - Responsible for liaison with local, state and national allied Logistics/Transportation organizations. 

    Committee Chair:
    Dan Monnier


    Membership - Responsible for developing and implementing an ongoing membership recruitment and retention program and developing value-added member benefits programs.

    Committee Co-Chair:
    Karen Quintana

    Committee Co-Chair: 
    Sandra Langford-Coty


    Participating Government Agencies - Responsible for liaison with all other government agencies (except CBP & FMC).

    Committee Chair:
    Barbie Clarke


    Programs & Education - Responsible for obtaining and confirming speakers for monthly membership dinners/luncheons and for developing on-going educational programs for Association members.

    Committee Chair:
    Pat Vangtan


    Seaport CBP - Responsible for liaison with Seaport CBP office and monitoring programs and initiatives that affect the industry and the Association's members.

    Committee Chair:
    Patty Tschaepe

    Committee Vice-Chair:
    Dan Meylor

  • Let El Camino College & LACBFFA help you prepare for the next U.S. Customs Broker exam! see more

    If you are planning to take the U.S. Customs Broker Exam, preparation is key as only a small percentage pass the test.

    Let the El Camino College and the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (LACBFFA) help you prepare for the next U.S. Customs Broker exam. Our 10-week in-depth course provides an extensive review of exam topics including:

    • Entry Requirements
    • Valuation
    • Classification
    • Country of Origin
    • NAFTA and other Trade Agreements
    • Broker Responsibilities
    • FP&F
    • Protests
    • Marking
    • Prohibited & Restricted Merchandise
    • Antidumping/Countervailing Duty
    • Drawback
    • Intellectual Property Rights and More!

    Previous examination questions are provided to familiarize you with the material covered and the format of the exam. Rigorous training in how to effectively research the exam questions within the time frame is also covered.

    Course Materials
    You will need to purchase the most recent edition of Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations, 19 CFR Parts 1 thru the End and The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

    Course Materials are available for purchase at Boskage. Contact Robin R. Laraway at 269-343-6200 or 269-343-6027 or Boskage Commerce offers a 10% discount on any products you purchase for this broker class.

    Instructor handouts will also be provided during class that include other pertinent reference materials recommended by the CBP for the exam.

    This course is taught by Norman W. Harris III, a Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist. He has been a licensed Customs Broker for more than 20 years and is a manager at Nippon Express NEC Logistics America. He is also a past president of the LACBFFA.

    Course Dates & Location
    July 16 - September 17, 2019
    10 weeks every Tuesday, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

    El Camino College Business Training Center
    13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250
    Rooftop and center-median parking available

    • There is 20% discount to retake this broker course if previously taken with LACBFFA.
    • Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Your registration will be placed on a wait list until payment is confirmed for this course.
    Refund Policy: Refunds will be made if a written cancellation is received one week prior to the start of class. An $85 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued after that date.


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