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Odisha Customs Brokers’ Association’s 1st Foundation Day
The Odisha Customs Brokers’ Association (OCBA) celebrated its 1st Foundation Day recently in Bhubaneswar.
Dr.G.R.Balakrishnan Aug 18 2023 Trade Body / Associations News

Odisha Customs Brokers’ Association’s 1st Foundation Day

The OCBA was founded as a united body comprising all the Customs Brokers working in the sea ports of Gopalpur, Paradip and Dhamra, Inland Container Depots (ICDs) of Jajpur, Kalinganagar and Jharsuguda, and Bhubaneswar International Airport.


As a crucial link between the Customs department and importers and exporters, Customs Brokers play a pivotal role in facilitating trade processes. The primary objective of this association is to streamline and smoothen the import and export procedures in the state, with particular focus on promoting exports from Odisha. Such efforts are aimed at fostering employment opportunities and driving economic growth dynamics within the region, stressed a release.


Among those present on the occasion include Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Director General of Foreign Trade, Mr Shankar Shinde, Chairman of International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations and Chairman of FFFAI, MrSaswat Mishra, Principal Secretary, MSME Department, Government of Odisha and Mr Madhab Chandra Mishra, , Commissioner of Customs, Bhubaneswar.


The gathering of invitees was from different trade bodies and organisations connected with export-import trade in the state. The guests who addressed the gathering primarily focused on the goal of promoting efficient import and export processes and fostering economic growth in Odisha.


They also appreciated OCBA for its sincere efforts in working towards this goal.