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Press Release No.:  

Date: 2 March 2011

News Brief: IATA and FIATA Separate Training Activities

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) have agreed to separate their training activities in order to further their shared objective of providing increased industry solutions to the international air cargo supply chain. Under the terms of the new arrangement, IATA and FIATA have cemented an agreement that will enhance training programs for freight forwarders, particularly in the area of Dangerous Goods training.

Additionally, IATA and FIATA, through the IATA FIATA Consultative Council (IFCC) and GACAG (Global Air Cargo Advisory Group) will collaborate with each other to offer independent training solutions. These solutions will be developed for forwarders and cargo agents seeking accreditation under the IATA Cargo Agency and Intermediary Programs. The IFCC will also take this opportunity to review the training requirements under the existing Cargo Agency Conference Resolutions to extend the options available to entities seeking accreditation.

Contact:

Anthony Concil
Director Corporate Communications
Tel: + 41 22 770 2967
Email: corpcomms@iata.org

Notes for Editors: 

·         IATA (International Air Transport Association) represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic.

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