Announcements & Events

May Regular Meeting - May 28th Noon at the Pirate's House

posted Apr 30, 2019, 11:05 AM by IFFCBA Savannah

Please join us for our regular monthly meeting at the Pirate's House where we welcome US F&W Office of Law Enforcement Wildlife Inspector Joseph Porter to speak to our membership regarding the Port of Savannah's newly staffed non-designated port for wildlife trade. Under this program, a wildlife inspector will process all types of wildlife imports and exports at this location with a valid Designated Port Exception Permit. Applicable forms are available below.


posted Mar 26, 2019, 11:23 AM by IFFCBA Savannah

Join us for the regular business meeting of the IFFCBAS.  
This month's topic includes an update from your delegates to the 46th NCBFAA Annual Conference.  

Agenda items for the conference include: 
* A Look at Customs Business, Reasonable Care, and Broker Responsibilities         * Broker Liabilities in a Litigious World
* Broker CTPAT Workbook - A proposal for changes                                                     * How many PGA's can you fit on the head of a pin?
* FMC Update                                                                                                                        * CBP Blockchain Test
                                                                                                                And much more. 

International Import & Export Training Cohort

posted Feb 22, 2019, 7:04 AM by IFFCBA Savannah   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 9:37 AM ]

IFFCBAS & Mullins International Solutions, sponsored by the Joachim Herz Foundation present
International Import & Export Training Cohort 
9 training modules / 3 days, March 18th – March 20th  
                            IMPORT MODULES:
                        1.  Introduction to Importing
                            * Common Customs forms    
                            Entry Types    
                            * Participating Government Agencies    
                            The entry process and proper documentation 
                        2.  Importing to the US
                            A CBP ICP updated 
                        3.  ACE Entry Summary
                            CBP Business Rules and Process Documents    
                            Liquidated Damages may be assessed if the entry summary is not retransmitted within two working days from the date of reject 
                        4. “Special” Entries” 
                        5.  Rules & Regulations
                              Review of the CFR’s    
                              * Federal Register
                              Organizing them all to stay compliant
                            EXPORT MODULES:
                        6.  Words of Wisdom for the New Exporter
                             What's the most important piece of advice you give to new exporters?  
                        7.  Common Exporting Acronyms  
                              Exports has a language all of its own—from common terms we see and use every day to acronyms we may have to look up to remind ourselves of 
                        8.  Who is the FPPI & Why Are They Important?    
                             USPPI. FPPI. EEI. POA…OMG   
                             All the acronyms we use in exporting can make you feel a little overwhelmed. If you’re a little unsure how the FPPI fits into this alphabet soup, you’re not alone. 
                                Here’s what you need to know about the Foreign Principal Party in Interest (FPPI) in plain English 
                        9.  What About Shipments to Puerto Rico?    
                             * You’ve probably known since grade school that Puerto Rico is not a state. But do you know what it is? It’s an unincorporated United States territory in the Caribbean
                                Sea made up of a main island plus several smaller islands with a population of about 3.5 million people. But what does it mean to be an unincorporated U.S. territory? 

Join us for one module, one day or every training module!  
Training schedule:
                                                                                                                                                                      Monday 3/18/19     
                                                                                                                                 1.  Introduction to Importing 8:00a – 10:45a  
                                                                                                                                 2.  Importing to the US 11:00a – 3:00p (1 hour for lunch on your own)   
                                                                                                                                 3.  ACE Entry Summary 3:15p – 5:00p  
                                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday 3/19/19    
                                                                                                                                 4. “Special” Entries” 8:00a – 10:45a   
                                                                                                                                 5.  Rules & Regulations 11:00a – 3:00p (1 hour for lunch on your own)   
                                                                                                                                 6.  Words of Wisdom for the New Exporter 3:15p – 5:00p  
                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday 3/20/19     
                                                                                                                                 7.  Common Exporting Acronyms 8:00a – 10:45a   
                                                                                                                                 8.  Who is the FPPI & Why Are They Important? 11:00a – 3:00p (1 hour for lunch on your own)   
                                                                                                                                 9.  What About Shipments to Puerto Rico? 3:15p – 5:00p   
Pricing (per participant) 
$225.00 per module, if selected individually 
$600.00 per day, if selected individually 
$1,600.00 full cohort 

***Import modules approved for 3 CCS points per module*** 
***Export modules approved for 3 CES points per module***

RSVP BY:  March 8, 2019  TO:
Secretary, IFFCBAS   

Classes will be held at: GA Tech Savannah Campus, 210 Technology Cir. Savannah, GA 31407

March Meeting - Roanoke Trade Presents: Tariffs and Bonds

posted Jan 15, 2018, 11:42 AM by IFFCBA Savannah   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 7:57 AM ]

Date:  Tues., March 26, 2019

Time:   12:00 – 1:00

Place: Pirate’s House

            20 East Broad St            

            Savannah, GA 31401

Please join us for the our regular meeting for March.  Our guest speaker is Tami Andrews who will give an informative talk on the new Trade and Tariffs and how they impact Bonds.  This is a timely topic to help us help our clients avoid the pitfalls that additional tariff rates have on their import bonds. 

Remember, if you are a broker/forwarder with a paid annual membership, your paid regular membership includes 2 seats at each regular meeting.  If you can’t send 2 people, please invite a guest!

Rsvp for this exciting event by emailing

Lunch reservations can be paid via this link:


posted Aug 1, 2017, 11:19 AM by IFFCBA Savannah   [ updated Oct 25, 2017, 9:17 AM ]

Please join us as GPA Executive Director, Griff Lynch provides us with an update on GPAs successes over the last year and a look to the future of logistics with GPA at center stage.

Event Date: Monday, November 6, 2017

Event Time: 11:30 - 13:00

Event Place: Georgia Ports Authority

Annex II Building

100 Main Street

Garden City, GA 31408

You will need a government issued ID. 

ADD/CVD Compliance Seminar

posted Jun 29, 2017, 11:12 AM by IFFCBA Savannah

Event Date:  Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Event Time:   1:30 – 4:30 pm

Event Place: Georgia Ports Authority

                       Administration Building

                       2 Main Street

                       Garden City, GA 31408

Please join us as Lisa Gelsomino, CEO Avalon Risk Management takes us through a detailed review of the new regulations and rules surrounding dumping.  This is a critical topic for importers and customs brokers following recent executive orders.  CCS/CES points will be awarded through the NCBFFA NEI program.  This seminar is open to brokers, importers and any party with interest enhancing ADD/CVD compliance. There will be time for Q/A following the presentation.  

Register by emailing You may pay via our website:  or mail checks to IFFCBAS, PO Box 1465 Savannah, GA 31402.

ACE Reporting Seminar

posted Jun 9, 2017, 11:42 AM by IFFCBA Savannah   [ updated Jun 9, 2017, 12:39 PM ]

ACE Reporting Seminar

Event Date:  Thursday, June 15, 2017

Event Time:   08:30 – 12:00

Event Place: Georgia Ports Authority

                       Administration Building

                       2 Main Street

                       Garden City, GA 31408

Please join us as Leah Ellis of JAS Forwarding Worldwide takes us through an exciting overview of the benefits and functionality of Ace Reporting.  CCS/CES points will be awarded through the NCBFFA NEI program.  Register by emailing  To pay via PayPal, please click the education link to the left and access the PayPal widget or mail checks to: PO Box 1465 Savannah, GA 31402.

REMEMBER:  You will need a Wi-Fi enabled device and valid ACE logon credentials.

May Meeting - May 23, 2017

posted May 5, 2017, 8:44 AM by IFFCBA Savannah

Very excited to have Milton King join the May meeting to discuss Agricultural operations in the Port of Savannah. 

April Meeting - April 25, 2017

posted Apr 13, 2017, 8:08 AM by IFFCBA Savannah

Looking forward to our April Meeting where Bryan Bellamy and Myra Reynolds will present on ADD/CVD issues surrounding importers and brokers.  

American Red Cross

posted Dec 6, 2016, 10:17 AM by Len James

Thanks to Victoria Ten Broeck of the American Red Cross, Savannah Chapter, for sharing their good works with us at our November luncheon. All came away with a better understanding of how the Red Cross serves our community in times of need. 

We may even have a few new volunteers for them!

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