China moots FAPAA membership

Speaking to reporters after FAPAA’s 34th Executive Council Meeting between Aug 30-Sept 1, out-going chairman Peter McNamara said China Freight Forwarders’ Association (CIFA) had indicated they keen to become a FAPAA member and would bring this proposalto Beijing. At the Hong Kong meeting CIFA was accorded observer status with association represented by its executive vice […]


Speaking to reporters after FAPAA’s 34th Executive Council Meeting between Aug 30-Sept 1, out-going chairman Peter McNamara said China Freight Forwarders’ Association (CIFA) had indicated they keen to become a FAPAA member and would bring this proposalto Beijing.

At the Hong Kong meeting CIFA was accorded observer status with association represented by its executive vice president, Liu Zhanfang.

Commenting on the status FAPAA, Liu said that she was convinced that FAPAA was very active building relationships among members. Noting that Hong Kong Macau are already FAPAA members, Liu said that CIFA would seriously consider joining the Federation a member.

If the China Freight Forwarders’ Association joins the regional trade organisation it will take its membership up to 17 in the region. FAPAA is on a membership drive to make total of 20 associations.

McNamara said the Federation also looking at less traditional areas and had put out feelers to Vietnam inviting them to join FAPAA.