The CHENNAI CUSTOM HOUSE AGENTS’ ASSOCIATION was founded on the 1958 with a limited and handful of Members by visionaries who had unlimited visions for the future of our fraternity.
It is with pride we share that it was this Association that conceived, created and conducted the C&F Scheme of the Port for decades in the most professional manner. Tempted by the successful manning and managing of the labour pool with a very healthy balance sheet, the Port decided and took over the entire Scheme from the Association which subsequently was merged with the Port Dock Labour Board.
We are a 60 year young Association that was instrumental in many Policy changes of the Nation so far as EXIM trade is concerned.
The Association was renamed as “CHENNAI CUSTOM HOUSE AGENTS’ ASSOCIATION’ in the year 1998 and registered as a Society under Societies Act.
Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, Bye Laws, Rules & Regulations and Code of Conducts were created.
SOME OF THE NOTEWORTHY MILESTONE OF CHENNAI ASSOCIATION ARE:
Many of our Presidents have been the Presidents / Chairman of FFFAI, (an Apex Body of CCHAA)
CCHAA has been in the Board of Trustees of the Chennai Port for many terms,
President of CCHAA has been the Director of ICFBA,
This Association is a part of almost all Government forums related to EXIM Trade at local, Regional and National levels,
The Biennial Convention of FFFAI has been held in Chennai more than once – which is rare,
OTHER GLORIES OF CHENNAI EXIM TRADE
the first ever full fledged Container Terminal of the country was established in Chennai
the first ever Private Bonded warehouse was in Chennai,
the first of private Container Freight Station was licensed by Customs at Chennai,
the first Air Freight Station was notified at Chennai,
Pilot project of most of the EDI related initiates were from Chennai,
Pilot Project of most of the Single Window System related initiates were from Chennai.
it is our pride to be a part of such a glorious Association that has facilitated for the growth of Chennai Trade and Indian Economy.
“PEOPLE MAY CHANGE, HISTORY REMAINS SAME PLEASE BE A HELPING HAND TO CREATE HISTORY ONCE AGAIN”