FIATA is structured into Institutes, Advisory Bodies, and Working Groups each in their turn dealing with every aspect that affects the international movement of freight.
The Institutes, which usually meet twice per year, carry out the technical work of the Federation. Currently FIATA has three, namely the
- Airfreight Institute (AFI) details
- Customs Affairs Institute (CAI) details
- Multimodal Transport Institute (MTI) details
Some of the Institutes have some permanent Working Groups; e.g. the MTI has three for Sea, Rail and Road Transport, and the AFI one for IATA matters. Working Groups report to their respective Institutes and meet according to necessity.
For matters that affect the whole of the freight forwarding industry there are three Advisory Bodies:
- Advisory Body Legal Matters (ABLM) details
- Advisory Body Vocational Training (ABVT) details
- Advisory Body Security Matters (ABSM) details
They co-operate with the Institutes and Working Groups, if required, and meet according to necessity.
FIATA Association members are divided into 4 regions worldwide. These are:
- Africa/Middle East
The primary target of the Regional Meetings is to bring forward the regional issues, and if necessary submit them to the Institutes and technical bodies of FIATA. The intention being to identify and assist regional members in solving their local industry problems. Another important objective is... more