AFIF is very conscious of the need to keep in touch with activities in other parts of the World and as such is an active member of the following regional and global Freight Forwarding bodies:
FIATA: International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (the world body for our Industry). AFIF is a National Association Member and actively contributes to working committees and disseminates information on issues affecting Freight Forwarding globally. Individual Freight Forwarding companies may also apply for Associate membership. In 1998, AFIF was proud to host the annual FIATA World Congress in Sydney. This event brought together 1000 delegates from 67 countries deliberating on all matters of International Transport Logistics and was held in Australia for the first time. In expanding its involvement within FIATA, AFIF has representatives who attend and participate at meetings of the working committees of the Airfreight Institute, the Safety and Security Advisory Body, Customs Affairs Institute and the Multi-Modal Transport Institute. In addition, the Chairman of AFIF holds a senior position as a Vice-President, representing Asia Pacific on the 'Extended Board' of FIATA.
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FAPAA: Federation of Asia-Pacific Aircargo Associations. AFIF maintains the part-time Secretariat for FAPAA and apart from pro-active representation in many facets of this organisation is also responsible for arranging the annual FAPAA meetings within the A-P region. Brian Lovell, AFIF CEO is the Executive Director for FAPAA. The meetings provide the catalyst for improvements to air forwarding services around the region.
We have dialogue with the following Australian Trade/Transport Associations:
- IATA (International Air transport Association)
- CBFCA (Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia)
- CAPEC (Confederation of Asia Pacific Express Carriers)
- S.A.L. (Shipping Australia Ltd)
- ECA (Export Council of Australia)
- FTA (Freight and Trade Alliance)