After Independence, Delhi Customs made a modest beginning of export and import cargo clearance in a few roomed customs house in Talkatora military barracks (the site where now stands the modern Parliament Secretariat Building, next to All India Radio.
The Customs House shifted to the present Central Revenue Building in Indraprastha Estate in 1956 when it became operational which is now finally located in its own premises i.e. New Customs House near I.G.I Airport.
Till the year 1960 there were only about 6 or 7 Customs Agents. After the introduction of Customs House Agents Licencing Regulations 1965 a few more CHA licences were granted by the Collector of Customs.
With the increasing volume of import & export business, the number of agents rose to about 20 by the year 1972. Then Delhi Customs Brokers Association came into being with Col J.H. Chibber was the founder President.
Since, 1972 the Association has not looked back, the membership now stands at more than 800 plus, the Association is represented at all levels and in almost all the committees in various departments and is actively involved in day to day functioning of the working of various Customs Stations in Delhi Zone. The Association also conducts training programmes, seminars & workshops for its members.
Delhi Customs Brokers Association is a member of the apex body of Customs Brokers i.e. Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India which has its representations at Federation of International Freight Forwarders Associations headquarters in Zurich.
Three of our former presidents named Shri V. R. Naik, Shri Vinod K. Chowdhry and Shri Raman Raj Sud have been Presidents of FFFAI.
The DCBA is now an active body serving its members in solving their common problems, in raising their standard by academic programmes and representing the interest of our trade in various Government Bodies and Organisations.