Ratify Montreal Convention 99, Vietnam urged

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently called on the Vietnamese government to work with the air transport sector to strengthen the country’s economy through global air connectivity.


Ratify Montreal Convention 99 Vietnam urged


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently called on the Vietnamese government to work with the air transport sector to strengthen the country’s economy through global air connectivity. “Vietnam is a dynamic and rapidly growing aviation market.

The successful development of aviation will pay big dividends to the Vietnamese economy. It must be treated as a strategic asset and handled correctly,” Tony Tyler, IATA’s director general and CEO, cautioned earlier this year.

Tyler noted that while airfreight accounts for a small amount of Vietnam’s trade by volume, it represents 25 per cent of Vietnam’s trade by value. E-freight will help to improve the efficiency of Vietnam’s air cargo industry, Tyler said. “A key step to implementing E-freight is the adoption of the e-air waybill. While Vietnam Airlines has been able to use e-AWB for domestic freight, it is unable to do so internationally as Vietnam has yet to ratify the Montreal Convention 99 (MC99). I urge Vietnam to ratify MC99 quickly so that greater efficiencies can be achieved in Vietnam’s air cargo sector,” Tyler said. MC99 provides the legal framework for the use of electronic document of carriage, paving the way for freight forwarders and airlines to use the e-AWB.