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CRCBFA

Welcome to the Columbia River Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association. The CRCBFA is organized to protect and further the business and interests of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders in the Columbia River Region, to promote the exchange of common ideas and problems, and to develop a cordial relationship among its members. Click HERE to view the current CRCBFA By-Laws.

 

Visit the CRCBFA Blog to get to know us! Or follow/like the CRCBFA on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook. We look forward to getting to know you. Please feel free to email admin@crcbfa.org with questions or comments.

 

 - The CRCBFA 

Antitrust Disclosure

 

It is the unqualified policy of CRCBFA, its operating committees, and members to conduct their operations in strict compliance with the antitrust laws of the U.S., and that no discussions shall be held that may infer or lead to violations.

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               CRCBFA Monthly          Membership Meeting & Luncheons

  We are excited to announce we will be back to our in person  monthly membership meeting and luncheon's beginning September 2022!

 

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Recent News & Website Updates

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CBP hosts trade outreach events via free webinars to provide more timely and up-to-date information to the international trade community on CBP trade policy, as established by the agency.

                              Click here to view upcoming webinars

    FMC Instructional Video on Complaint Filing Process

                           

                             Click here to view video

Import ACE implementation guide for exporters to review for an indication of how the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will handle                            exports in ACE in the near future

                                           Click here to view

                                 BIS Russia Guidance and FAQs

                                           Click here to view

                                          FDA CBP Instructions 

              NOTICE TO MARK AND/OR NOTICE TO REDELIVER

                                              Click here to view

                     FDA Automates ACE Rescind Messaging

                                      Click here to view

An important message shared from US Coast Guard San Francisco Sector on behaIf of White House Press Briefing March 21, 2022 on "Cyberattacks on U.S. criticaI infrastructure", an urgent message from CIS.

                                                Click here to view

Urgent information on White House Executive Order sanctioning                                       imports from Russian Federation.  

                                                 Click here to view

 

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine                                           continues to intensify.

In response government agencies are issuing policy changes for the region.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) have announced new export control measures and sanctions against Russia. In a final rule which took effect on February 24, 2022, BIS imposed license requirements with a policy of denial on all ECCNs in categories 3 through 9 of the Commerce Control List (CCL). 58 of these ECCNs were not previously controlled to Russia.

OFAC has added many Russian entities to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List, including many major banking institutions throughout the country.  It is recommended that exporters perform heightened due diligence in areas of end use/user checks and denied party screening before completing any transactions.

Additionally, most ocean and air carriers are omitting both Russian and Ukrainian ports of call, and restrictions have been placed on transit through the Black Sea region.

The situation is very volatile, prompting fluid responses from government agencies and carriers alike.  Updates can be found on their respective web sites.

      2021 CRCBFA Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

                Summit NW Corp. 

                      www.stgusa.com

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support.

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          Meeting with Blumenauer 2021

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     PCC Mission Trip To D.C.                Photos  2020

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THE PREMIER ANNUAL GATHERING OF FREIGHT FORWARDERS, NVOCC'S AND CUSTOMS BROKERS

Why Go To WESCCON?

 

LEARN: Improve your business and your career with workshops, panels, roundtable discussions and town hall meetings on timely topics.  Stay informed about the latest industry issues and trends.   

 

PARTICIPATE & COMMUNICATE:  Support your industry and let your voice be heard by US regulators and legislators on issues that affect your business.  Volunteer for a PCC or WESCCON committee.  Find out how you can make a difference.   

 

NETWORK:  WESCCON offers the best opportunity to meet people in the global logistics industry.  Whether by attending or exhibiting, by finding contacts in the Directory of Registrants, or promoting your name as a sponsor, participation in WESCCON gives you the contacts you need. As we often hear from our WESCCON participants, there is no other conference in this industry that offers the educational, networking and social programs for such a reasonable registration fee.  

 APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) fruits and vegetables import permit requests in APHIS eFile.

               View CSMS #45792277 Here

     BIEC posts PGA policies for

         SEC 321/Entry type 86

      View PGA policies document 

Click HERE to access

WESCCON 2019 Presentations!

 

Hope to see you at WESCCON 2020!

     Notice of Product Exclusion : China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation.

                          Click here to view

 

 NPRM 19 CFR 111 Review

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                   USMCA

  Certificate of Origin  Template 

 

                       USMCA           

              Document Checklist

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  Memorandum of Understanding  

    List 4A tariff rate will be      reduced  from 15% to 7.5% 

           

    The USTR website posted a FRN

  that will be issued in the coming            days stating that the List 4A tariff

  rate will be reduced from 15% to            7.5% on February 14.

                     

                   View FRN Here!