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Cargo Agency Modernization Program

The objective of the Cargo Agency Modernization Program is to reengineer the Cargo Agency Program to ensure it meets the needs of today’s air cargo community, ensuring mutual benefits for airline and forwarders alike. 



On March 2015, the Cargo Agency Conference (CAConf) unanimously endorsed the new joint partnership program, IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP) to replace the current Cargo Agency and Intermediary Programs and has adopted new CASS participation resolution. They will only become effective following the signature of the IATA-FIATA Cooperation Agreement.


  • Simplifying the Governance Structure reduces the administrative requirement to manage the program
  • Given that >80% of transactions are performed by Freight Forwarders acting as principals, the proposed IATA- FIATA Air Cargo program better clarifies and validates the business through a buyer/seller relationship
  • Potential to achieve key industry goals  including e-cargo priorities by establishing a joint IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program
  • Addressing properly the Principal-to-Principal relationship between Freight Forwarders and Airlines will help to diminish liability issues and reduce the risk of legal challenge going forward

CAMP Value Proposition (pdf)

Next Steps

Key Milestones

Timeline (tentative)


FIATA to complete legal compliance reviews of IATA-FIATA Cooperation Agreement and IFACP

Early May 2015

Work in progress

Secure adoption of new CASS participation rules resolution and endorsement of IFACP by Cargo Agency Conference

Mar 2015


Draft the handbook of IFACP Program rules

Jun 2015

Work in progress

IATA and FIATA to sign the IATA-FIATA Cooperation Agreement

Jun 2015


Work in progress

Set up the IFGB and hold the IFGB meeting to approve program rules

Q3 2015

Work in progress

Implement the new IATA-FIATA Air Cargo program in the pilot country/region (proposed: CA for the pilot)

Q4 2015

Phased roll out of the new IATA-FIATA Air Cargo program in other regions

Starting Q1 2016


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