The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) was founded in 1917 and incorporated in 1926. Its members are attorneys who are interested in the field of customs law, international trade law and related matters.
CITBA members represent importers, exporters and domestic producers in matters involving U.S. customs laws, antidumping and countervailing duty laws, safeguards, export licensing, and other federal laws and regulations that affect imported or exported merchandise or international commerce. CITBA also includes U.S. Government lawyers at federal departments and agencies responsible for administering the customs and international trade laws.
Meetings are held at least twice per year, usually in Washington, DC and New York City. A number of seminars are conducted throughout the year, concerning various matters of interest to the membership.
Membership is open to all attorneys admitted to practice in any country and to law students. If you are interested in becoming a member of CITBA, please click here to Join CITBA. Five classes of membership are available: Active, Honorary, Associate, Retired, and Student. The classes of membership are described in Article I, Sections 1 through 6 of the CITBA By-laws.