About Us President's Message

Being entrusted to be at the helm of JPSFA for the second term 2019-2020, I, together with my team of dedicated committee will strive for the betterment of the Association despite challenging times ahead. I am excited about what’s in store for JPSFA this term as we see a good mix of young people serving in the committee.

Though the industry has been distraught over the SST imposed on Freight Forwarders, JPSFA has been actively pursuing for exemption on major taxable items and has over the several months of meetings and appeals by us and other Associations, there has been positive news to a certain extent.On this note, JPSFA remains a channel for our members to seek resolution when the need arises.

Many changes are also expected as we will likely see the uCustoms being fully implemented nationwide this year. With this, we anticipate many changes in the way of forwarding agent declaring their cargo. It should save manpower if everything goes on smoothly.

In addition, JPSFA is continuing to push for improvements at Johor Port in terms of security i.e. checking of seals, equipment and enhancement of the JCTS amongst others. We also hope for smoother import clearance after the completion of the upgrading work at CEA.

The Association membership continues to grow steadily with its current 150 members. For this term, we will focus on the following for the benefit of our members.

  • Arrange hard and soft skills training courses required by the industry.
  • Provide information and updates relating to the industry from government agencies and ports.
  • Have an impact on the development of regulation and operational issues.
  • Engaging with staff of member companies via our Facebook link on Association’s events and activities.
Given the challenging business environment faced by the shipping and forwarding companies, it is even more crucial now than ever to have an active and collective representation which we trust, members can find in JPSFA.

Lastly, we are planning for a Charity Run Event this year to fulfill our Corporate Social Responsibility to raise as much as possible for 2 charitable foundations and also to organize a Fund-Raising Dinner to celebrate our 28th Anniversary next year. We look forward to strengthening our image and reputation with the continued support from our members and business partners.

Thank you.

Stephanie Lim