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For any freight forwarder or customs broker member of one of the 5 local associations of the

PCC - Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders

If there was ever a time for brokers and forwarders to come to DC, it's this spring!

  • China tariffs – on again – off again

  • e-commerce - Section 321, role of the broker

  • USMCA – Next steps

  • Export documentation penalties – change is coming

  • Meet the FMC Commissioners

  • Action on Demurrage - Detention

  • US-EU tariff tussle

  • CBP leadership changes

  • A Day on The Hill


What the Mission does for you. The PCC Mission means customs brokers and freight forwarders on the Pacific Coast can interact directly with government officials and Congress to hear first-hand what is really going on in DC, without the filter of cable news ‘talking heads’. Many brokers and forwarders say that the PCC Mission are three of the most worthwhile and memorable days of the year. (Plus, the Mission is worth NCBFFA credits).

The Intercontinental Washington DC is located at The Wharf – the hottest area in town. An excellent Pacific Coast Council rate of $279 per night

Program Overview

  • Saturday night. Welcome to DC! Located at Friedmann’s rooftop overlooking Pennsylvania Ave. and the US Capitol

  • Sunday morning PCC Board Meeting (all Missionaries are strongly encouraged to attend)

  • Mission Briefing, Sunday lunch and afternoon.

  • Annual Mission Opening Dinner

  • Monday Briefing with CBP - all CBP issues and programs impacting brokers and forwarders.


  • Federal Maritime Commission, FDA, leaders of major DC trade associations


  • Off-the-Record Dinner with senior government officials -- always a special event.


  • Tuesday Breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club, then Day in the Senate and House of Representatives


  • PCC Missionaries fan out over Capitol Hill to take our messages to the staff and Members of the California, Oregon and Washington Congressional Delegations.


  • Mission Wrap Up – Tuesday 5 PM, we review what we learned and the challenges ahead


Flying to DC. Fly into Reagan (DCA) -- considerable savings in time and money once you are on the ground. From Reagan, you are ten minutes and a $13 cab ride from The Wharf. (Dulles and BWI are $75 to $90 taxi.) Alaska Airlines flies non-stop into Reagan from LAX, PDX, SFO and SEA. United and American also.

Information? PCC Counsel, Peter Friedmann, For hotel and registration matters: Rachel Hunn, 

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