In existence since 1913, IFFCBANO is a professional association comprised of licensed international freight forwarders, licensed customs brokers and transportation service providers located in the Southeastern United States with expertise in providing international transportation services nationwide.
Working closely with all U.S. government agencies involved in international shipping the Association works to ensure the rights and interests of importers, exporters and members are protected. As an affiliate of the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (NCBFAA), our members work in conjunction with our national leaders in Washington to ensure the impact of new trade legislation on the trade community is positive.
Actively promoting the advantages of shipping through the New Orleans area since 1988, IFFCBANO works in conjunction and coordination with regional trade associations and industry partners to develop new economic opportunities for the community and its membership.
Working together to expand educational opportunities and trade development efforts, IFFCBANO and our member firms are poised to capitalize on the emerging opportunities in the Gulf region. IFFCBANO has also taken an active role in addressing noncompetitive shipping rates into the Gulf of Mexico. While some rate disparities still exist, much progress has been achieved.
Our mission is to serve the Customs Brokerage, Freight Forwarding and Trade Community as a platform for the exchange of dialogue and information in support of the timely movement of goods while promoting the professional knowledge and growth of our members.