With an economic impact of over a quarter of a trillion dollars, the Houston economy depends on the critical role of U.S Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders.
The Houston Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association (HCBFFA) strengthens this core industry sector through education and advocacy.
HCBFFA Serving Houston Trade Since 1982
Houston Customhouse Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association [HCBFFA] has been instrumental in providing leadership to international trade service companies since 1982. Our membership represents more than 75,000 importers and exporters engaged in business through the third largest seaport and one of the largest international gateways in the United States – Houston, Texas.
Our members take pride in friendly service, high professional standards and the “can do” business environment characterized by the people of this city. HCBFFA is the only Houston trade association representing primarily broker/forwarder issues.
Why Join HCBFFA
Membership in HCBFFA is a must for businesses that in any way serve the needs of the international trade community. HCBFFA provides a forum for exchanging ideas and staying informed on pertinent issues and technologies that affect your business. Learn more about joining HCBFFA.
The Role of the Customhouse Broker
For shipments coming into the U.S. the Customhouse Broker is the facilitator for the importer, getting cargo from point of entry, interfacing with Customs, other government agencies and companies that are involved in the movement of the goods to destination.