Airforwarders Association FORWARD Magazine, Fall 2018

Executive Director’s Report Forward Magazine Q Fall 2018 Airforwarders Association 6 Brandon Fried AfA Executive Director A typical piece of wisdom for organizations working to further their cause in Washington is not to operate independently, but to work with other like-minded groups in pursuing common objectives. While this mutual cooperation is no guarantee for success, our organization recently teamed with another in achieving a positive result for members of both associations. In September, the Airforwarders Association working in conjunction with the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) submitted a letter to the TSA administrator sharing member challenges and concerns regarding the Transportation Security Administration's Known Shipper Management System (KSMS) and Indirect Air Carrier Management System (IACMS). The letter, composed by the AFA Regulatory Compliance Committee under the leadership of AfA Teaming Together for Success