Dear Members,

Further to the announcement to AFIF members in February that the AFIF Board had passed a Resolution - ‘that on July the 1st 2020, the Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF) will change its current business name to the International Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of Australia (IFCBAA) Ltd. An interim board comprising five directors each from AFIF and the CBFCA, is to remain in place until July 2022.’

The AFIF Board are delighted that CBFCA Members have endorsed the proposal that both organisations will merge into one – IFCBAA.

Having listened to members over recent years, the Boards of both AFIF and CBFCA have agreed that the industry requires a single peak body to represent all the members’ issues and concerns.

AFIF Chairman Paul Golland said “I believe a single peak body is something industry has been wanting for a number of years. It allows us to speak for industry with a single voice when dealing with Governments, airlines, shipping lines, suppliers and stakeholders in the international logistics supply chain. This has to be advantageous for all of our industry.“

AFIF will keep members informed of progress.