Welcome to Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc.

“Our mission in serving the Customs Brokers, Forwarders and the Trade Community as a whole, is to act as a forum for the interchange of ideas, promote greater knowledge and understanding among its members, encourage unity of purpose, ideals and ethics in addition to disseminating information of interest to the community and our members while advocating on their behalf.”

Member Resource Guide

Instructions for Submitting Docs in Support of ACE Entries.

Instructions for Submitting Docs to CBP in Support of ACE Cargo Entries

Instructions for Submitting Docs to CBP in Support of ACE Cargo Entries

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Custom Broker’s Preparation Course Begins 2/8/16

What’s Covered:

Customs Commodity Classification Training, Customs Valuation Title 19, Code of the Federal Regulations Review.  Various topics related to Customs Brokers responsibilities/ License Exam Preparation. With this practical training the student will walk out with detailed knowledge of the Customs References such as Harmonized Tariff code of regulations; knowledge of quick use of such references; knowledge of the Customs Broker Exam questions preparation; study and note taking requirements.

Course Materials:

Each participant will need to purchase the following two items:  1. Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States  2. Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations Parts 0 to End These items may be purchased through the Government Printing Office on-line at http://www.gpo.gov .

Who Should attend:

Customs Broker Trainees; those studying for the License Exam; Importers, Freight Forwarders, and any person involved in Customs Transactions, Government Personnel in need of training.

Date: February 8, 2016 – March 31, 2016
Days: Mondays and Thursdays
Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cost: FCBF Members: $675
Non Members: $850
Location: FCBF Training Room
8228 NW 14 St Doral, FL 33126

Registration Forms should be sent via fax to 305-499-9491 or email events@fcbf.com

U.S. CBP Miami Information Bulletin

Please see attached Miami Information Bulletin 16-0130001, Public Notification of Applications Received to Operate as a Centralized Examination Station Solicitation at Port Miami,

Miami, Florida.


George M. Politakis

Supervisor, Trade Operations

US Customs and Border Protection

Miami Seaport Cargo Center

305-597-4645 x-405 office


Port Canaveral

New GT USA Terminal Attracts Container Service

PORT CANAVERAL, FL — January 15, 2016 – The Canaveral Port Authority welcomes the start of StreamLine’s Blue Stream weekly liner service at its new Canaveral Cargo Terminal, which GT USA manages and operates. The service adds Port Canaveral to this valued trade route that includes Central America, Europe and the Caribbean. The first call at Canaveral is scheduled for January 31, 2016 with the arrival of the M/V NORDEROOG.

StreamLines  N.V., part of the Seatrade Group, is a diverse container line providing refrigerated and dry container service specializing in fresh produce and perishables. The launch of this new service is part of the company’s development plan and expands Port Canaveral’s relationship with StreamLine’s parent company Seatrade, which currently offers GreenSea specialized service calling monthly at Canaveral.

“This service validates our new terminal and Canaveral’s cargo expansion with valuable central Florida logistics impacts,” said Port Canaveral CEO John E. Walsh. “We are thrilled and applaud StreamLines, a valued and trusted name in shipping, on the decision to choose Port Canaveral.”

With five ships with 1300 TEU capacity and 250 reefer plugs, the weekly Blue Stream service will offer one of the fastest services from Florida to Europe at just 11 days and from Central America to Port Canaveral in three days. Port Canaveral is the exclusive U. S. port of call for this service.

Pablo Gonzalez, General Manager, StreamLines N.V., said, “We see Canaveral as an important transit point for refrigerated, dry and project cargoes between Central America, Florida and Europe. Working closely with our U.S. general agents, North American General Agents, we are committed to first-class customer service by providing ‘Fast, Dedicated, Direct’ service.”

From Canaveral, the M/V NORDEROOG will proceed directly to Rotterdam, Netherlands, with calls in Tilbury, United Kingdom, and Radicatel, France.  After departing Europe, the schedule loop takes the vessels to the French West Indies ports of Fort de France, Martinique, Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe and Phillipsburg, St, Maarten – serving a Caribbean market based westbound out of Europe that is quite familiar to StreamLines.  From St. Maarten, the vessels then proceed on to Moín, Costa Rica; Puerto Cortés, Honduras; and Santo Tomas, Guatemala and from there directly on to Port Canaveral.

According to Alberto Cabrera, Port Canaveral’s Senior Director of Cargo Business Development, “This service will strengthen Florida’s perishable import market from Central America and provide a Central Florida gateway to shippers seeking to lower inland transportation costs and to get their product to market faster. At the same time, it creates an efficient outlet for Florida shippers to export products directly to northern Europe.”

Canaveral Cargo Terminal, operated by GT USA, is Port Canaveral’s new state-of-the-art facility handling multipurpose cargo and containers. GT USA is investing US$100 million into facilities, infrastructure, equipment and workforce.

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