The CSC is a permanent and autonomous body consisting of representatives from IATA member airlines. It is responsible for the development and maintenance of standards for cargo industry procedures.
The primary objectives of the CSC include:
- Adopting and maintaining Resolutions and Recommended Practices that establish the technical standards and procedures necessary to facilitate the proper handling and facilitation of multilateral cargo interlining
- Developing common industry positions on broad cargo services issues including cargo handling, documentation, procedures, rules and regulations, ULD control, ULD technical specifications, dangerous goods regulations, live animals and perishables regulations, and automation standards
- Exchange industry information
The CSC meets once a year usually during March, in conjunction with the IATA World Cargo Symposium.
The CSC has two types of members: voting members and non-voting members.
Each active member of IATA that operates a scheduled commercial international air transport service for the carriage of cargo is a voting member of the CSC. An associate member of IATA may elect to be a non-voting member of CSC.
The current CSC Chairman is Mr. Todd Frazier (FedEx).
The Resolutions and Recommended practices issued by the CSC are published in the CSC Resolutions Manual (CSCRM).
Head E-Commerce and Cargo Operations, IATA