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Customs Broker

  1. 1. CSCB National Conference 2013 Shantanu Bhadkamkar Immediate Past Chairman – FFFAI Managing Director - IFCBA
  2. 2. FFFAI - 51 Years  Federation Of Freight Forwarders’ Associations In India  Federation, Not Association  Primary Membership Of Customs Brokers (Custom     House Agents) Associations Pan-India – 24 Associations – 95% Commercial EXIM Trade Broad Membership Of Other Stakeholders Footprint: International – National – Local Wide Representation In Government Forums, Trade Bodies
  3. 3. Current Issues  Statutory  CBLR 2013  Arbitrary Suspension Of License Pending Enquiry  Customs Act Amended To Make Customs Offenses Non Bailable  Same Liability As A Customer  KYC - Antecedents  Operational  Standard Unit Quantity Code – Mismatch  Double Payment Of Customs Duty Owing To Problems in ePayment module – Delayed Refund  IT infrastructure – Down Time  Commercial  Same As All Over The Globe
  4. 4. FFFAI’s Action Plan Sensitisation Of Government Machinery Self Regulatory Organisation (SRO) Recognition of FFFAI Training Programs under CBLR Customs Brokers an integral part of Customs Capacity Building Program  Cooperate & Collaborate With all Other Stakeholders For Trade Facilitation  Cooperate & Collaborate With National Associations Of Other Countries  Industry Image: Outreach & Brand Building      Business Opportunities For Members Through Tradefairs, Conferences,
  5. 5. Empower Customs Brokers  Thought Leadership  Training & Continual Education  Global Outreach, Regional Cooperation, Local Connect  BPR  Standardising Compliance Norms  Advanced MIS, Transparency  Process Audit Toolkit  Monitoring of Performance with Peer Review  Elimination Of Disputes
  6. 6. 21st Biennial Convention OF FFFAI  First Convention In New Avatar As Customs Brokers  Participation  Highest  All Stakeholders  International Participation, IFCBA Meeting  Dense Schedule: Business + Knowledge + Networking + Entertainment + VIP Participation  Business Sessions + Knowledge Sessions  Mini Trade Fair, One-On-One Meetings
  7. 7. Vision For A Promising Future Convention Consensus & Resolution: “Resolved at the 21st Biennial Convention of FFFAI held at New Delhi, June 14th - 16th 2013 that we the members of the FFFAI will augment our capabilities to enable us to move into the Next League.”  Professional Excellence  Customs Broker’s Profession, An Occupation Of First Choice  Customs Broker, An Institution Of Excellence: High Level Trust Both From The Trade & From The Authorities  To Integrate In To Global Supply Chain As A
  8. 8. Customs Broker, An Occupation Of First Choice Shantanu Bhadkamkar Immediate Past Chairman – FFFAI Managing Director - IFCBA “Dream is not what you see when you sleep; dream is something that doesn't let you sleep”

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