International Air Transport Association

In the regions: Newly created Mexico Task Force is showing results

The Mexican industry action group, created during the 2007 World Cargo Symposium in Mexico, has been working hard since March.

Originally formed by CANAERO (National Chamber of Airlines), AMACARGA (Cargo Agents’ Association), ANIERM (Association of Importers and Exporters) and IATA, it has added two new members: AAADAM (Association of Customs Agents) and ANAFAC (Association  of Fiscal Warehouses). These welcome additions now make the task force truly representative of the whole air cargo industry.

The extension of customs opening hours at Mexico City Airport, and the commitment from customs to explore improvements in other airports like Cancun, mark the first achievements for the group. Other issues on the agenda are related to security, costs and the new airport terminal in Mexico City.

The IATA e-freight project was presented on 5 September, and received with interest by Mexican Customs authorities. A new working meeting with customs to discuss Mexico’s readiness for e-freight was set for 4 October.

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IATA World Cargo Symposium 2008
Focus on the Customer

3-6 March 2008 — Rome, Italy