FFFAI Chairman, Shankar Shinde has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA) during its Board of Directors’ Annual General Meeting held recently. Shinde is currently Chairman of the Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India (FFFAI) and earlier was holding the post of Managing Director of IFCBA.
FFFAI as an Apex body of Customs Brokers in India plays a pivotal role in customs clearance on cross border, recommending best practices in International Exim trade.
Other Members elected to the Board of Directors of IFCBA are Secretary General- Ms Carol West from Canada and six Managing Directors: Mr Clive Coke from Jamaica, Ms Angela Collin from Canada, Mr Paul Damkjaer from Australia, Mr Bai Fengchuan from China, Mr Seisaku Okafuji from Japan and Ms Kristiann App from the United States of America.
It is pertinent to mention that IFCBA chairs the Private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG) of World Customs Organisation (WCO).
Commenting on his focus area as FIATA Chairman, Mr Shinde said that with the WCO theme “Nurturing the next generation: promoting a culture of knowledge-sharing and professional pride in Customs”, which was launched on International customs Day, IFCBA would be happy to carry forward the implementation of this theme to benefit and promote professionalism in the trade.