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Chennai Custom Brokers’ Association conducted its 60th Annual General Meeting on 5th September 2018. President S.Nataraja, in his Presidential address, thanked the members for electing his team for the tenure 2017-19. He further said the members have faced many issues in Clearance, Transport strike and other related field and association took immediate action to settle most of the issues with the tireless efforts of the EC members. During Past one year the Association conducted 28 training programs on various subjects like Online Filing of Documents, G card exam, Regulation 6 Exam, GST awareness program etc., with the help of experts in the respective fields,
The trade had to face an indefinite strike by Trailer owners Associations. C.C.B.A acted swiftly, convened a joint meeting of stakeholders and an amicable solution arrived at on both sides. The proposed strike called off within 12 hours which gave a sigh of relief to all.
With regard to RMS clearance, the Association represented with Chief Commissioner of Customs to establish RMS facility centre in Main Customs. The Chief Commissioner was kind enough to accede to our request arranged for same. Now, the RMS bills print can be taken in the main Customs which reduces the time and cost considerably for our members. He further said various Sub-Committees like Customs, Steamer Agent, Airport, CFS, EDI/Education, Allied Agencies, Legal etc., formed to sort out issues in a respective area.
He assured the CCBA will be kept in the highest level with the support and co-operation of members and will take it to the next level to establish CCBA is one of the important Trade partners in EXIM Trade. He thanked Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Finance, Shipping Minister of States Pon. Radhakrishnan, Former Civil Aviation Minister Gajapathy Raju, and Present Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu and stakeholders like CHENSAA, NACFS, Chambers, All Ports, Media persons for their support and co-operation.
Initially CCBA Secretary R.N.Sekar welcomed all for the AGM. He explained how the Association has worked tirelessly to represent the issues of members with Air and Sea Customs and other trade partners. . Due to Proactive nature of our Chief Commissioner, various facilities have been granted quickly for ease of doing business.
FFFAI Chairman A.V.Vijayakumar in his speech explained about the FIATA WORLD CONGRESS scheduled to be held in Delhi between 26-29 Sept-2018. More than 120 countries will participate in the conference and our Indian Trade members will have the opportunity to have a B2B meeting with them to promote their business. There will be a separate one-day event for young Logistics entrepreneurs below the age of 35 years. He further said FIATA is 80 years old association and its is our pride to host this conference very first time in India.
Educational rewards given to children of members and staffs who excelled in 10th, 12th standards of State Boards and Central Boards.
The meeting concluded with Question hours wherein the members raised various questions on clearance delay, DPD, Steamer agents, Freight forwarders for which the President S. Nataraja gave full assurance to settle all in near future.