|The foremost activity of the CCBA is to
protect the legitimate interest of its members in discharging their
duties and responsibilities as licensed Custom House Agents at the
Sea Port and Air Port of Cochin and to promote over all export/import
trade through Cochin Sea Port & Airport.
The Association represents the members at various forums of Cochin
Custom House, Cochin Port Trust and at various trade bodies and try
to find amicable solutions to the various problems and grievances
of the members. A detailed list of the representations are shown in
the page of representatives to various bodies
along with the name of nominees
||Association brings to the attention
of its members the Circulars and the Public Notices being issued
from Cochin Port Trust , Custom House, Cochin, CBEC & DGFT.
Being a member of FFFAI, CII, FIEO, ASSOCHAM, KMA, ICC&I
& KCC&I. The association also brings to the attention
of its members the relevant extracts of the bulletins and circulars
being issued by the said trade bodies. Besides, the Association
also subscribes Excise Law Times, Impex Times, Talk of the Trade.
Important Public Notices and trade informations as obtained
from these publications are also brought to the notice of the
members on a regular basis. To know more about the publications
please refer the page Circulars.
The representatives of the CCBA also takes part in the various
trade meets organised every year for the promotion of exim trade
through the port of Cochin. Copies of the directories of CCBA are
distributed to the participants. Exporters/Importers are requested
to route their export/import consignments through the port of Cochin.
CCHAA also ensures that the export/import work undertaken by their
members are executed according to international standard trading
conditions as laid down by FFFAI & FIATA. In case of any problem
pertaining to the export/import work entrusted with the members
of CCBA the concerned exporter/importer can utilise the good office
of CCBA to sort out their grievances, if any.
|Since 1992 onwards CCBA has been
entrusted by Cochin Port Trust authorities to co-ordinate with
the I.D. card section of the CPT & the Chief Security office
of CISF to issue identity cards to all port users. CCBA also
assists the members in issuing the Customs I.D. cards. The application
for Customs I.D cards are also routed through CCBA office.
More details of the same is included in the ID
A members Grievance Cell is functioning at the CCBA office to
deal with the issue of outstanding amount due to CHAs from Exporters/Importers.
The Grievance Cell meets regularly at the CCBA office to monitor
the developments and the issues related to outstanding dues. Shri.
Soloman Abrao is the Chairman of the Member's Grievance Cell. More
details of the Grievance Cell is shown in the Members
of Grievance Cell Page.
CCBA has set up a small library at the CCBA office for the reference
purpose of the members and exim trade. The library is equipped with
the essential books and journals related to exports/imports and
other management reference books. More details of the same are available
at the Library page.
CCBA also conducts regular training programmes and brings to the
attention of its members various training programmes being conducted
by Govt. Agencies and trade bodies. More details of the same are
shown in the Training Center page.
||There is category of workers called
Shipment Tally Clerks whose services are utilised by CHAs/Exporters
for their export purposes through the port of Cochin. The shipment
tally clerks are managed by the Governing Body of the Shipment
tally Clerks Scheme which is set up as a separate body under
the CCHAA. Shri. C.P. Xavier, President of the CCBA is the
Chairman of the STC Scheme. CCBA office looks after the day
today administration and the monitoring of the scheme. More
details of the STC Scheme is shown in the STC
Since April 2000 onwards the Cochin Port Trust has entrusted the
EDI Service Centre to CCBA has created the necessary infrastructure
and posted well trained System Executives to meet the requirement
of the members and the trade. All Export Applications filed at the
Cochin Port Trust were filed through the EDI Service Centre of CCBA
and the same was transmitted to the various terminals of CPT through
on line. But with the IGTPL taking over the Container Terminal and
the container operations thereof the EAs have been dispensed with.
Now EAs are filed only for break bulk, liquid cargo and ships stores
the applications are routed through the CCBA EDI service centre.
Container Insurance has been introduced with effect from 01st April
2006 for containers at Cochin Port CCBA has entered into an agreement
with a reputed Insurance Company and accordingly insurance is provided
to members of CCHAA at an economically reasonable price and all
the claims of accidents arising thereof so far has been settled.
The insurance scheme is routed through the transport wing of CCBA.
Details of the same are available in the CTUWA
Cochin Trailer Users Welfare Scheme was registered as a separate
entity and came into existence on 01st April 2003. CTUWA assists
the members in arranging container trailers for their export/import
container transportation. Details of the same are available in the
CCBA entered into an agreement with M/s IGTPL and thereby an office
of CCBA known as CCBA Prestage office started functioning at the
premises provided by M/s IGTPL at the prestage area with effect
from December 2005. The office is equipped with necessary computers
, printers, and other office equipments and it is manned by well
trained system executive/operation executives. Prestage office is
entrusted with the responsibility of verifying the shipping documents
prior to the entry of the container to the Prestage and only after
ensuring the valid details and the preliminary scrutiny and the
containers are permitted on the basis of gate pass generated at
the Prestage office. The necessary Prestage charges of M/s. IGTPL
are routed through CCBA Prestage office and also the excess parking,
monitoring and the charges thereof. Prestage office also maintains
separate deposit A/cs for CHAs and monitor the same. Which is very
convenient to CHAs. CCBA office is functioning the round the clock.
Details of the same are shown in the CCBA Prestage Page
Charges of CHAs/ Port users for Lift on Lift off charges, Customs
Examination Movement charges & Container Cut off charges for
Port CFS movements are also routed through the Prestage office of
CCBA which is very convenient for members to avail the round the
clock operations. Details of the same are shown in the Prestage
On 15.01.2005 CCBA Document Centre started functioning as per
the joint decision taken by the Custom House Cochin, Cochin Steamer
Agents Association and The Cochin Custom House Agents Association
to ensure the safety and to e co-ordinate and distributing the shipping
bills and other related documents after vessel endorsement. CCBA
set up a separate office and deployed sufficient trained staff and
provided other infrastructure facilities to cater the need of the
From the above it is crystal clear that CCBA is rendering yeoman
services not only for its members but for the entire port users
for the smooth and uninterrupted exim trade through the Sea Port
and Air port of Cochin.