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September 23-25, 2018 NCBFAA Government Affairs Conference, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capital Hill.

For more information or registration

September 26, 2018 Import/Export Basics Seminar, Hampton Inn Conference Center, Natick MA


U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) 

Office of Trade Relations presents an "Import/Export Basics" Seminar on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  This session will provide an

excellent new learning opportunity for small and medium businesses.

For additional information or registration

May 2, 2018 Port of Boston Trade Day

The Port of Boston is pleased to inform the following keynote speaker added to CBP Boston Trade Day held on May 2, 2018 at the O'Neill Federal Building 10 Causeway St Boston. Mr. Michael Walsh, Director of Intellectual Property (IPR) and E-Commerce Office of Trade in Washington DC will address attendees at 11:45am. 

If interested in attending please reach out to Chief CBPO Brendan Stack at or 617-443-4134 ext 4134

March 13, 2018 Area Port of Boston Update:


The  Area Port of Boston port office is operational today, but due to the  inclement weather, any physical entry transactions needing to be  performed are to be conducted at Logan airport, E&C office at  Terminal  E.  The Area Port Director is granting a snow day for Tuesday, March  13, 2018.  An assessment of  operations for Wednesday, March 14, 2018 will be conducted in the  morning and disseminated.  From Area Port Director Clint Lamm.

Triennial Status Report due 2/28/18

Every licensed broker is required to file a status report with CBP  every three years and the deadline for submitting the 2018 Triennial  Status Report and fee is Feb. 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Submissions will be collected online via accepts credit card, debit card, and digital wallet (i.e.  PayPal and Amazon Pay) payments. No additional fees are charged for any  payments, and receipts are provided electronicall  

January 5,. 2018

The Area Port of Boston office at the O'Neill Federal Building will open at 10:00 am Friday, January 5, 2018 due to extreme weather conditions. 

January 4, 2018

Due to snow storm, the CBP office at the O'Neill Bldg is closed today, January 4, 2018. The CBP offices at Logan Airport Terminal E and the ICP are open. 


Upcoming Meetings

2/21/18 9:00 AM

BCBFFA meeting with CBP, FDA, FIWI AND MASSPORT. rsvp:

8/30/17 BCBFFA will be meeting with CBP and USDA to discuss relevant port issues including fumigation site at Port of Boston. Open to all regular members. If you would like to attend please email;

Upcoming Seminar

3/13/18 12:30-4:30 pm

Imported Seafood Roundtable

RSVP by 3/6/18 at CTAC@CBP.DHS.GOV

2/26/18 2:00-3:00pm

Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Donations Webinar. Registration:

2/5/2018 2:00 - 3:00 pm CBP Triennial Fees Webinar

CBP is having its second webinar for the Triennal Fees. Registration link:

9/20/17  BCBFFA in conjunction with FDA will be holding a FDA / ACE workshop at FDA New England, Stoneham MA. More details to follow