Customs Association is an independent intergovernmental organization
providing educational opportunities and professional interaction
to Customs Brokers. Our organizational structure is divided into
two categories: Customs Broker Education and Information to the
We are located in Hollywood, Florida, home of the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades located 20 miles north of Miami Florida. For contact and driving information see Contact Us.
primary mission is to enhance the uniformity, effectiveness
and efficiency of training to the trade. It is also our role
to help legitimize training standards to Customs Brokers at
regional, national and local levels.
We interface with representatives from the public and private
sector to help facilitate the exchange of information and disseminate
information quickly and accurately. Our staff reviews all relevant
information from the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Customs Bulletins
and Decisions, Customs Directives and notices in the Federal
to the Trade
With a primary focus
on training and education, we are an advocate for the new standards
for continuing education and the first organization in the country
to create and advocate a formal continuing education program for
It should come as no
surprise that our background includes 25 years of Customs Broker
training and education. In fact, we have written courses for other Customs Broker training companies and published courses for both
the private and public sector, including four year accredited colleges.
The owners of the top three Custom Broker License training companies
obtained their license as a direct result of being one of our former
One of the features of our Customs Broker Course is that it is not a "seminar", but rather a complete course. When examining other Customs Broker schools, we found they were either too narrow in their focus, looking at only a few facets of the Customs Regulations, or they were too general and attempted to "broad-brush" the entire subject matter, which overlooks the specific areas that are important in passing the Customs Brokers Examination.
In an interview with The Shipper Magazine we were asked to what we attribute the success of our company. Below is an excerpt from that interview:
"First and foremost, our association is dedicated to Customs Broker training; it is not a part-time side business for us. Second, we teach on the premise that the student has no, or little knowledge and begin at ground zero. Third, we have 23 structured modules of instruction that covers theory, principal and hands on application. We know of no other program in the nation that is similar to ours. A recent class had an 84% pass rate and the highest score in the country was achieved by one of our Video Course students. This is a program that really works."
When the U.S. State Department and the F.D.A. needed a Customs Broker Course - They selected American Customs Association over all other course providers.
Not only the government, but so did global industry leaders, including:
American Presidential Lines (APL)
BMW North America
Cornell University - School of Law
The Coca-Cola Company
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
General Electric (GE)
Honda Manufacturing America
Northwestern University - School of Law
State of Alabama
State of California
State of Texas
Toyota North America
Trans Global Air Charters
Unique Freight Transport
University of Texas - Pam American Studies
University of Rhode Island
U.S. State Department
Zale Corp - and many more......
information and educational opportunities includes our valuable
partners in trade. We therefore have scheduled a series of public
conferences we invite you to attend. These conferences are free
of charge to our members.
For the New Importer
Importing Into the United States
If you are a new importer - find answers about Customs, the importing process and Customs Brokers here: New Importer Information