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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 

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Upcoming Events

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Recent News & Website Updates

Antitrust Disclosure


The CRCBFA reminds all event participants that various state and federal laws prohibit the exchange of information among competitors regarding matters pertaining to price, refusals to deal, market division, tying relationships and other topics which may infringe upon antitrust regulations. No such exchange or discussion will be tolerated during CRCBFA events or meetings. These guidelines apply not only to the formal event or meeting sessions, but to informal discussions during breaks, meals or social gatherings. Thank you for your cooperation.


       FDA Outreach Event:

   Division of West Coast Imports,

            Dan Solis & Gordon Chu

    Gordon Chu, DWCI's Director of Investigation Branch & Dan Solis, DWCI's Program Division Director will be joining our membership meeting to discuss the Division of West Imports. We will also have time for a Q&A with them should the membership have any topics they'd like to address.


For more information on this event  Visit:  CBIFFAWS Website click here

                     Event Date   


                  Event Time

      11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific

    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!

     Mission Trip To D.C.               


    CRCBFA 2019 Annual Holiday

          Meeting & Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Alex Strogen 

Chief Commercial Officer from The Port of Vancouver USA

Thank you to Avalon for sponsoring

           Hot Cocoa & Cider  Bar

             Raffle Gift Table

Thank you to all who attended & participated. Happy Holidays!

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                                      28th Annual PCC Mission to DC!

                  Saturday February 22, 2020 through Tuesday February 25, 2020


For any freight forwarder or customs broker member of one of the 5 local associations of the

              PCC - Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders

                 “Attendees must be a CRCBFA Regular Member to attend”

 If there was ever a time for brokers and forwarders to come to DC, it's this spring!  

  • China tariffs – on again – off again

  • Impeachment Frenzy

  • e-commerce - Section 321, role of the broker 

  • USMCA – Next steps

  • Export documentation penalties – change is coming

  • Meet the FMC Commissioners 

  • Action on Demurrage - Detention

  • US-EU tariff tussle

  • CBP leadership

  • A Day on The Hill

What the Mission does for you. The PCC Mission means customs brokers and freight forwarders on the Pacific Coast can interact directly with government officials and Congress to hear first-hand what is really going on in DC, without the filter of cable news ‘talking heads’. Many brokers and forwarders say that the PCC Mission are three of the most worthwhile and memorable days of the year. (Plus, the Mission is worth NCBFFA credits).

                                                    Click Here to Register for the Mission!


Intercontinental Washington DC located at The Wharfthe hottest new area in townAn excellent PCC rate of $259 per night ($30/night less than last year!).

Click here to make your hotel reservation. Or, book by phone at 833-249-1029 and ask for Pacific Coast Councilrate with group code PCC.

Program Overview

  • Saturday night. Welcome to DC! Dangerously Delicious Pies and libations, at Friedmann’s brand new rooftop overlooking Pennsylvania Ave. and the US Capitol

  •  Sunday morning PCC Board Meeting (all Missionaries are strongly encouraged to attend)

  • Mission Briefing, Sunday lunch and afternoon.

  • Annual Mission Opening Dinner

  • Monday Briefing with CBP - all CBP issues and programs impacting brokers and forwarders.

  • Federal Maritime Commission, FDA, leaders of major DC trade associations 

  • Off-the-Record Dinner with senior government officials -- always a special event.

  • Tuesday breakfast at Capitol Hill Club. Key trade policy maker.

  • PCC Missionaries fan out over Capitol Hill to take our messages to the staff and Members of the California, Oregon and Washington Congressional Delegations.

  • Mission Wrap Up – Tuesday 5:30 PM, we review what we learned and the challenges ahead

Flying to DC. Fly into Reagan National (DCA) – huge savings in time/money once you are on the ground. From Reagan, you are ten minutes and a $13 cab ride from The Wharf. (Dulles and BWI are $75 to $90 taxi.) Alaska Airlines flies non-stop to Reagan from LAX, PDX, SFO and SEA. United and American also fly non-stop to DCA.

Information? PCC Counsel, Peter Friedmann, OurManInDC@federalrelations.com. For hotel and registration matters: Stephen Hudson stephen@federalrelations.com 202-783-3333.

                                          2019 CRCBFA

          Annual Food and Funds Drive

       Benefiting the Oregon Food Bank





         The CRCBFA would like to thank you for your participation and

donations for another successful CRCBFA annual food & funds drive. With your contributions the CRCBFA was able to donate a total of 446 lbs of food and $220.10 cash funds donated to the Oregon Food Bank, providing a total of  1,032 meals for our community .

      If you still wish to donate it's no too late! Please click on the CRCBFA online giving page link below.


                  * 10 lbs of donated food is equivalent of 8 meals *

 * $10 donations supports our community with as many as 30 meals *

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                                                        Oregon Food Bank  

                                                  CRCBFA online giving page 

                Please  Email: Admin@crcbfa.org if you have any questions. 


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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.  

Click HERE to access

WESCCON 2019 Presentations!


Hope to see you at WESCCON 2020!