Executive Vice President Megyn Conyers
of The Florida Customs Brokers Association (FCBA) is one
smart, hard-working, no-nonsense 21st century team builder.
Here she outlines some ideas of what to
expect from FCBA in 2020.
A New Era for Trade
“Last month, President Trump signed
the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement into effect,” Megyn
“While we are thrilled to have reached
this important milestone in trade negotiations with our neighbors, and
many questions still exist around certain facets—rules of origin
“We also have the Phase One Deal with
China, amplifying existing intellectual property standards,” she
Constant Is Change
“Changes are falling into place rather
quickly. Section 301 additional tariffs on List 4A goods went down from
15% to 7.5% last Friday (2/14), and we've also seen the expansion of Section
232 additional tariffs to derivative steel & aluminum goods.
“On top of that, the FDA has begun
issuing FSVP warning letters to importers who failed to perform risk-based
activities for safety standards.”
Training Opportunities in Florida
“We have an opportunity in place this
month for stakeholders to up their compliance game and increase their
credibility with training on In-Bonds at a business class from 0900 until
1200 Thursday, February 27 ($25/$35).
“Officials from CBP will teach us
about the processes and procedures for In-bonds, as well as some important
“Attendees will earn 3 CCS/CES/MES
credits upon completion of this workshop.”
Tradition of Service
The Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders
Association, Inc. was founded in 1960 by a handful of Miami brokers &
forwarders. FCBF has since grown into the most influential and active
representative body of the Florida freight forwarding and customs brokerage
community. Through its numerous committees of volunteer professionals,
the FCBF represents the industry on matters that directly affect the trade
“We want to know,” Megyn said,
“what is the industry interested in learning?
“Any topics that keep coming up that
stakeholders would like to discuss?
“What would shippers like to see happen
in 2020?” Megyn asks.
“Send me an email—I read every letter,” she assures.