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We are the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand Inc

Independent of Government, we strive to develop an environment favourable for our members.

CBAFF is a national federation concerned to promote the interests of all its members. Every day we assist member companies and individuals working professionally and participating in customs broking and freight forwarding, or in any way affiliated with the wider transport industry.

CBAFF 2024 Conference

Registration Open


We are delighted to extend our warmest invitation to you to join us at the CBAFF Annual Conference, taking place in the picturesque city of Christchurch from the 18th to the 20th of September 2024.

Our conference promises to be an enlightening and engaging event, bringing together professionals with various backgrounds and knowledge to share insights, exchange ideas, and foster collaboration.

With a diverse range of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities, attendees can expect to gain valuable information, forge meaningful connections, and contribute to the collective advancement of our sector.

Our conference website is live showcasing a range of sponsorship opportunities, accommodation discounts, and registration promotions.

Visit CBAFF 2024 conference to know more

We look forward to welcoming you!


Online learning for CBAFF members


Take your team’s training to the next level with WiseTech Academy


We’re now offering CBAFF business members exclusive access to online courses designed specifically for the international freight forwarding industry. Available fully online via the Academy, these courses are not only convenient and accessible, but also aligned with the industry’s highest standards.


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Congratulations to Gavin Powell on winning the 2023 CBAFF Young Logistics Professional Award!

This award was created to honour the achievers and young talents in our sector of whom we think he was most deserving this year; it is our hope that it will serve as motivation for his future achievements and those of his peers.

We would like to thank you Gavin,  and congratulate you on reaching this milestone. Receiving this award makes us confident that you are filling an important role within our sector and will play a key part in tomorrow's successes.

As the 2023 CBAFF YLPA winner, Gavin is now a FIATA YLP candidate and will compete for the highest honour in the global competition.

All the best Gavin!

Need to list a vacancy?

Display an advertisement on our website at no charge if you’re a CBAFF Business Member. For all other members and non-members, the price is $50.00 plus GST.

Submit a listing HERE

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Entries for the next Young Logistics Professional Award 2024.

Stand out from the crowd and showcase your talents to others within your company and industry!


This award celebrates young, motivated, and innovative Freight Forwarders in New Zealand, and offers them the opportunity to gain valuable experience and further their career through advancement to the global competition.

* Applications have now closed.

Best wishes to all applicants.

Interested in attending our conference?

Next conference: Christchurch 2024

This event is held yearly and brings together an array of industry professionals to connect in an environment that enables you to foster relationships and generate new contacts.

This event is a most sought-after industry meeting, you can expect :

  • Amazing networking opportunities and activities
  • Relevant and informative sector analysis and updates
  • Inclusive and diverse panels
  • Opportunities to discuss shared challenges
  • Acquire the latest industry knowledge and available solutions
  • All in an atmosphere tailored to grow, exchange, and learn

Hear what attendees say about the CBAFF conference >

Move your freight

Do you need help importing/exporting items? Do you need help with Customs clearances?


Find a CBAFF Business Member in your city through our Member Directory to help with your freight requirements.



Whether you’ve been working in the freight industry a long time or are looking to get started or get your UUI number, CBAFF can help with a wide range of courses ranging from beginner level to advanced.

Find out more



Why should I join CBAFF?


Join today to receive benefits like discounted event rates, including to our annual conference, and access to resources and networking opportunities. We have a range of membership packages available to suit your needs.