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People of the CRCBFA - John Marshall


What brought you in to the International Trade Industry?

I actually started out as a courier for Glenn Graves & Co, a customs courier service in San Francisco.

What do you love most about being involved with the CRCBFA?

The passion and commitment of my fellow members.

If you could have dinner with anyone from CBP or one of the other 40 government agencies who would you have dinner with and what would you ask them?

I’d say John Kerry or better yet, someone who has been a lifer in the diplomatic corp and just listen to the stories.

In your career so far, what has been the best moment?

Besides meeting my wife? Getting a flag fixed on an HTS number and having it pushed out in an HTS update.

If you had one piece of advice for people just getting started in Customs Brokerage and Freight Forwarding what would it be?

Never assume anything. Best advice I got when starting.

If you were to start a band with people in the International Trade Industry, what would your band name be?

Check Digit and the Entry Numbers.

What is your favorite place to visit in the CR region?

Sun River

And last but not least what book or movie would you recommend for a rainy day?

Book(s) – any of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books, movies – double feature Aliens (the second one) and Predator (the first one).

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