GUIDING GLOBAL TRADE

Industry Leadership

We serve as stewards of the global trade environment in which our clients conduct business every day.

We believe that importing and exporting is a privilege that is to be conducted with the required diligence and reasonable care.

Shaping the Future

As an industry leader, we feel called not just to navigate, but to help shape the global logistics industry marked by dynamic world trade and evolving trade agreements.

Creating New Advantages

CH Powell Company actively represents our industry at all levels of policy and practice. Beyond the guidance that our industry vision provides, our involvement as a leading industry stakeholder translates into a competitive advantage for our clients.

Regulatory Recognition

CH Powell Company is licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission and is an approved Indirect Air Carrier by the Transportation Security Administration. CH Powell Company holds a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Permit and is CTPAT Certified and Validated.

A LEGACY OF LEADERS

Compliance and Regulatory Leadership

Geoffrey Powell

  • National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America – Past President & Chairman of the Board
  • Bureau of Industry & Security – Past member of the Presidents Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA)
  • Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee – Current 1USG Working Group and Broker Exam Modernization Working Group

David Powell

  • Boston Shipping Association – Governor/Trustee

Steven Powell

  • Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) – Treasurer
  • National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) – IT/Admin Committee Chair for NEI

Gerald Bresnihan

  • Trade Support Network (TSN) – Member
  • Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston – Past President
  • Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of Savannah – Past President
  • National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America – Past Director, Past Member

Joyce Blackburn

  • National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America – CES Highest Achievement Award Recipient
  • Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT) – Member
  • Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association Export Documentation – Past Instructor

John Peterson

  • Trade Support Network (TSN) – Trade co-chair, Legal/Policy Committee, Entry and ITDS committees, TSN member since its inception in 1999
  • Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee – Past member
  • National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America – Past Secretary, Past Director, Senior Counselor, Customs Committee
  • Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association – Past President

Eric Hansel

  • Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston – Past President
  • Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston – Past Committee Chair
  • Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston – AD/CVD and ACE Reports Instructor
  • International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) – Member

Learn more about CH Powell’s history of family & success

AWARDS, ASSOCIATIONS, & CERTIFICATIONS

A record of recognition and partnerships.

AWARDS

President’s E Award for Excellence in Exporting (1975)

World’s Greatest!.. customs brokerage and logistics companies (2021)

Vendor Excellence Awards from numerous clients

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
  • Licensed Customs Broker
  • CTPAT Certified since 2003
  • Licensed Indirect Air Carrier
  • Licensed Freight Forwarder and NVOCC
  • Registered Motor Property Broker
ASSOCIATIONS & Strategic Partnerships

National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA)

Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS)

Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)

Trade Support Network (TSN)

International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)

Boston Shipping Association

Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT)

Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston

Charleston Women in International Trade

Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of Savannah

Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association

Leverage a century’s worth of experience and industry leadership.