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Freight Forwarders

How to join?

Joining the Multilateral e-AWB Agreement (pdf) is FREE of charge.

A new paperless process using e-signatures is now available that is secure, efficient, and environment friendly – removing the need to print, sign, and mail paper documents.

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. e-sign the Agreement 

Next steps: After you e-sign, the Agreement will be sent to the IATA signatory for counter-signature. Once completed, all signatories will receive the Final signed PDF Agreement by e-mail. Thereafter, your company will be listed as party to the Multilateral e-AWB Agreement.


More information:

After you e-sign the agreement, it will be sent to the IATA signatory for counter-signature. Once completed, all signatories will receive the final signed PDF by e-mail. Then your company will be listed as party to the IATA multilateral e-AWB agreement (Resolution 672) and you will receive a joining confirmation message from IATA advising the effective date and next steps.

Paper-based process

To sign the agreement on paper, submit the Online Request Form - Paper Agreement. You will then receive the PDF Agreement by e-mail, with instructions to print, sign and mail the agreement.

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: add/remove

Affiliate is any company whom the freight forwarder is authorized to enter into the multilateral e-AWB agreement (Resolution 672) on their behalf and to bind them to the obligations set forth therein.

To add/remove your company's affiliates:

1. Download and complete the appropriate form:

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

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

4. e-sign the Form

After you e-sign, the Form will be sent to IATA Cargo, and the information will be processed and registered accordingly under the multilateral e-AWB agreement.

 

Designated contact: add/remove

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/remove your company's designated contact:

1. Download and complete the appropriate Form:

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

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

4. e-sign the Form

After you e-sign, the Form will be sent to IATA Cargo, and the information will be processed and registered accordingly under the multilateral e-AWB agreement.

 

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