On October 1, 2021, Ashley Craig, co-chair of Venable's International Trade and Logistics Group, was named transportation and logistics counsel for the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA).
“I’ve had the good fortune to work with NCBFAA in the past and am privileged to assume the role of transportation counsel,” Mr. Craig said. “NCBFAA has long been the leading voice for the transportation logistics industry, a sector I have dedicated my career to serving. I’m confident that this collaboration will serve NCBFAA’s member companies well and look forward to applying our experience to the Association, addressing legal, regulatory, and policy issues to come.”
Mr. Craig maintains a diverse practice advising on a host of domestic and international regulatory compliance concerns. He counsels both U.S. and non-U.S. companies on transactional matters and cross-border legal/regulatory and policy concerns, concentrating on export controls, economic sanctions, technology transfers, Customs compliance, and transport (all modes) regulation. He regularly appears on behalf of clients before executive branch agencies and congressional committees with oversight of global commercial matters, foreign investment, transport/logistics, and economic regulation.
The NCBFAA represents more than 1,000 member companies, with 110,000 employees in international trade. These are the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs, and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the national voice of the industry. Through its various committees, counsel, and representatives, the association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members.