About Us

ACBA : The Knowledge sharing Bank

Ahmedabad Custom Brokers’ Association formerly known as Ahmedabad Custom House Agents’ Association is an Association of Custom Brokers, recognised by the Principal Commissioner of Customs, Ahmedabad, under the provisions of the Customs Act 1962.

Members of Ahmedabad Custom Brokers’ Association handling Customs Clearance activities at ICD Khodiyar (the largest ICD in Gujarat) and other Customs Stations i.e. ICD Sanand, ICD Jakhwada and ICD Viramgam and Ahmedabad Air Cargo complex. Ahmedabad is strategically located on the west coast of India and it is well-connected with the major cities of India and the world by rail, road and air.

Major industries like Automobile, Pharmaceuticals, Dyes and Chemicals, Textile, Polymer, Engineering etc., are established in this region, ACBA members are serving Large as well as Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and it is our matter of pride that our members are one of the stake holder to achieve a $5 trillion economy through enterprise, exports, ease of doing business, Make in India and Atmanirbhar Scheme. As the result, In Ahmedabad Commissionerate EXIM volume and Central Government revenue are increasing day by day.

ACBA expert Managing committee is devoted and committed under the Leadership of Mr. Samir J. Shah (Advisor of FFFAI, WCO Certificate of Merit awardee, Chairman – ACBA) not only for resolving grievances of Custom Brokers but also acting as a bridge between trade-industry and various government agencies like DGFT, Customs, GST, MSME etc.

As a result, ACBA is known as “Knowledge sharing Bank” in our Trade and industries.

Legal Status:

This Association was founded way back in the year 1985 with the initial membership of six clearing agents to promote brotherhood and betterment of our CB Community. Late Shri Lalbhai Talajia of M/s. Lalbhai Trading Co. was unanimously selected as the founder President.

The Ahmedabad Customs House Agents’ Association was incorporated in the year 1987 as AOP. The Association was also recognised by Commissioner of Customs in the year 1997.

Earlier, the Association was registered as an N.T.C under the Bombay Non-Trading Corporation Act – 1959 vide registration No. G11191 Dated 30/11/1999.

Since the Act of N.T.C. was scrapped in the year 2005 then association acted as AOA.

The nomenclature was changed from Custom House Agents to Customs Broker vide the Customs Broker Licensing Regulations 2013.

To facilitate changes required by the Association, since 2019 adopted a new constitution under a new name as “Ahmedabad Customs Brokers’ Association” (ACBA).

Ahmedabad Custom Brokers’ Association (ACBA) is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 vide registration No. GUJ/21239/Ahmedabad Dated 20/11/2019 and under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 vide registration No. F/20820/Ahmedabad Dated 20/11/2019.

Ahmedabad Custom Brokers’ Association (ACBA) is also recognised by The Principal Commissioner of Customs, Ahmedabad vide letter reference F.No.VII.09-08/CUS/T/2019-20 dated 09/03/2020.


To build a common platform for ACBA members and present challenges and issues with government agencies and other trade partners related to Custom Clearance and regulatory matters.


To protect the interests and the rights of members. To hold training programmes, seminars and workshops to upgrade its members’ capabilities and skills to cater to their customers and cope with the global competition.