ACCC reviews IATA’s Cargo Agency programme

The International Air TransportAssociation has made changes to theCargo Agency & IntermediaryProgramme for Australia andpresented them to the IATACargo Executive Council inAustralia for consideration. Brian Lovell, chief executiveofficer of the AustralianFederation of InternationalForwarders Ltd (AFIF)said theAFIF team on this committeehas examined the recommendationsin consultation with theFederation’s legal representative. In a statement, Lovell said that AFIFsaid […]


The International Air TransportAssociation has made changes to theCargo Agency & IntermediaryProgramme for Australia andpresented them to the IATACargo Executive Council inAustralia for consideration.

Brian Lovell, chief executiveofficer of the AustralianFederation of InternationalForwarders Ltd (AFIF)said theAFIF team on this committeehas examined the recommendationsin consultation with theFederation’s legal representative.

In a statement, Lovell said that AFIFsaid that it was satisfied that clausesrelating to excessive and anti-competitivepowers of the CASS administrationhave been removed and wouldbe likely to meet ACCC regulationswithout further authorisation.

AFIF noted, however, thatthere is still some work to bedone on the agents ¡®handbook’and possibly the financialcriteria.

All changes have meanwhilebeen put before the recentIATA Cargo Agency Conference,which took place in Mexico Citylast month, prior to being presentedto the ACCC before August.