India’s ACAAI joins government working group

In recognition of the important role played by the Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI), India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has made the Association a constituent of the Working Group on Air Cargo and Express Service Industry under which the Ministry is preparing the detailed road map for India’s aviation industry.


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India’s ACAAI joins government working group

In recognition of the important role played by the Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI), India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has made the Association a constituent of the Working Group on Air Cargo and Express Service Industry under which the Ministry is preparing the detailed road map for India’s aviation industry. India is on the threshold of introducing a new programme for Indian Air Cargo Agents under the Indian Air Cargo Programme (IACP). A Joint Council consisting of six airlines and six forwarders along with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) acting as the secretariat, will shortly put the new programme in affect. The inclusion of the ACAAI came about following its proposal in response to the recent release of a draft bill of the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) was introduced. Realising that the cargo interests of the Indian industry were not covered under the draft bill, the only body that urged the Ministry for inclusion of cargo and appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee was the ACAAI. As a result of this representation by ACAAI, cargo became an integral part of the AERA Bill.