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The Nogales U.S. Customs Brokers Association is made up of 16 members whose primary place of business is at the port of Nogales, AZ The association was formed in 1996 and the goal has always been to improve the crossing procedures and facilities at the port of Nogales Officers and committee members are elected or reassigned in committees every two years.


The NUSCBA works close in hand with the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas located and staffed in Nogales, AZ, as well as the Association of Maquilas of Sonora located and staffed in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Our Communication with them and Customs and Border Protection helps identify their needs in crossing the border and streamline the crossing process at the Nogales port of entry.

The Brokers association works closely with the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority. This is the group that led the charge to get the port expansion of 240 million dollars done at the Mariposa Port of Entry. The Port Authority was chaired and led by two NUSCBA members from its inception in 2006. The chairman for the Port Authority was led by Mr. Terry Shannon from 2006 through 2010. He was later replaced as chairman by Mr. James B. Manson. J.B. Manson stayed on as chairman up until 2013 and is actually presided by Mr Guillermo Valencia.

The NUSCBA supports the Fresh Produce Association and the Association of Maquilas of Sonora with monetary contributions to assist them in reaching their goals for their industry purposes and social services they undertake. The NUSCBA also contributes money to the Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority to help promote the port of Nogales, AZ. The NUSCBA supports these associations as it is vital that these industries have the proper facilities to get their shipments across efficiently and help keep and expand the U.S. Customs and Broder Protection clearance business in Nogales, AZ and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The port expansion will continue to enhance our economic development and help create more jobs in our communities. The NUSCBA will continue to support these associations so that we may continue to provide the highest service at this port and keep this port growing.

The NUSCBA is also helping to fund a study to improve rail crossing at the port of Nogales, AZ it is the associations goal to improve and expand the rail clearances and facilities at this port. The NUSCBA is also committed in helping out with the community. Since 2012, the NUSCBA has contributed substantially to various charities and sponsored numerous events in the community. The NUSCBA has its own donation committee that takes requests from the community and helps donate funds for these requests in accordance with our resources.

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