Federation of Asia Pacific Aircargo Associations – FAPAA
FAPAA hosted the associations 44th Executive Council Meeting & Annual General Meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal from the 26th to 28th July, 2017. Payload Asia is proud to present an outline of both meetings which were held in conjunction with the 23rd Nepal Cargo Day – hosted by NEFFA.
September 20, 2017
The member from the Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF) advised that IATA and FIATA were both keen to introduce the new program into Australia in early 2018, following the intended initial introduction in Canada. However, AFIF had made it clear to both IATA and FIATA that it would continue to explore ways in which the new program could benefit its membership in Australia, despite there being no clear tangible benefits to date with the planned transitioning of the current financial review criteria at the time of inception of the new program. The air cargo forwarding industry, under the leadership of AFIF, noted that whilst such criteria would be subjected to an independent legal review prior to full implementation, had also obtained its own legal advice as to issues of potential concern in these matters. Furthermore, AFIF advised that it had also discussed and kept the FIATA Airfreight Institute body of FIATA informed throughout the process.
In general, FAPAA members agreed to continue to work to achieve a meaningful dialogue with FIATA on relevant air cargo issues affecting all parties within the sector.
IATA / CASS Forum
Chaired by Mr Brian Wu, HAFFA, Hong Kong, China – FAPAA continued its businesslike working relationship with IATA and Rodrigo (Rudy) Reyes, regional manager, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security (APCS), Asia Pacific, based at IATA Singapore, was invited to join the meeting to address a number of ongoing and emerging matters, including the sometimes controversial Cargo Accounts Settlement System (CASS), where it operated within FAPAA member countries’ in the region.