In Sydney on 30 August 1904 fourteen businessmen came together to determine ways and means for businesses to be appropriately represented in terms of customs and transport issues. At that meeting they agreed:

"A meeting of licenced custom house agents be held for the purpose of forming a Licensed Custom House Agents Association."

The Customs Agents and Transport Association of New South Wales was born. The foresight of these strategic thinkers was honed over the next hundred years through the Customs Agents Federation of Australia, the Customs Agents Institute of Australia, the Customs Brokers Council of Australia Inc. and then into the Customs Brokers & Forwarders Council of Australia Inc. (CBFCA).

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