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Freight Forwarders

How to join?

Joining the multilateral e-AWB agreement is free of charge.  

To join:

1. Complete and submit the Online Joining Form (appx.10-15 minutes)

2. Receive your agreement by e-mail from IATA Cargo 

3. Review and e-sign the agreement 

e-Signing is easy!

The e-signature is done using the Adobe Echosign service, which is secure, efficient and environment friendly. With a few clicks, you can open, review, and e-sign the Agreement — on a web browser, or mobile device. More about e-signatures and Adobe Echosign  (including video on how to e-sign)

Next steps after signing: After you e-sign, the Agreement will be automatically routed to the next signatory. Once completed, the Final signed PDF Agreement will be sent to all signatories by e-mail. Thereafter, your company will be listed as party to the Multilateral e-AWB Agreement.


More information:

 

Paper-based process

If you wish to print and sign the agreement on paper, use the following steps:

1. Submit the Online Request Form - Paper Agreement

2. Receive the PDF agreement by e-mail

3. Print and sign 2 copies of the agreement.

4. Mail the signed Originals to IATA, as per instructions provided in the e-mail

Next step after joining: Activation

After joining the multilateral e-AWB agreement, the next step is to "activate" the agreement with your airline partners.

 

IMPORTANT: ACTIVATION NOTICE 

In accordance with Article 3.1 of the multilateral e-AWB agreement (Resolution 672), freight forwarder shall only commence tendering cargo shipments to a participating airline after receiving an Activation Notice from the airline.

Frequently Asked Questions about Activation

Guidelines for Activating the multilateral e-AWB agreement (pdf)

 

Affiliates

For purposes of the multilateral e-AWB agreement (IATA Resolution 672), an affiliate is defined as any company whom the freight forwarder is authorized to enter into the agreement on their behalf, and to bind them to the obligations set forth therein. It could be branch offices located in the same country, and also associated companies in other countries.

To add affiliate offices:

1. Download and complete this form: Freight Forwarder Submission Form - Affiliates (xls)

2. E-mail the completed Form to IATA Cargo at cargo@iata.org

3. Receive the form for e-signature from IATA Cargo

4. Review and e-sign the form

Next steps: Once you have e-signed, the form will be automatically routed to IATA. The information will be processed and registered accordingly under the multilateral e-AWB agreement, and you will receive a confirmation from IATA once comlpleted.

To remove affiliate offices, please contact IATA Cargo at cargo@iata.org

 

Designated contact

The designated contact is your company's representative(s) to be contacted by airlines and IATA for matters related to multilateral e-AWB agreement (Resolution 672), including receipt of Notices pursuant to Article 3.1 of the agreement.

To add your company's designated contact:

1. Download and complete this form: Freight Forwarder Submission Form - Designated Contact (xls)

2. E-mail the completed form to IATA Cargo at cargo@iata.org

3. Receive the form for e-signature from IATA Cargo

4. Review and e-sign the form

Next steps: Once you have e-signed, the form will be automatically routed to IATA. The information will be processed and registered accordingly under the multilateral e-AWB agreement, and you will receive a confirmation from IATA once comlpleted.

To remove designated contacts, please contact IATA Cargo at cargo@iata.org

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