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   Vol. 19 No. 12
Monday February 17, 2020
New Era Going For Brokers
Megyn Conyers

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 told FlyingTypers.
     “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 in particular.
     “We also have the Phase One Deal with China, amplifying existing intellectual property standards,” she said.

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 updates.
     “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 arena.

Some Questions

     “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.

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