Industry Associations

AFSS

Formed in 1993, the AFSS brings together and represents many of the leading suppliers of software to the freight and transportation industry. Major developments over the next few years in EU Customs procedures, and a greater emphasis on security issues will have a big impact on software development. AFSS represents members on the main HMRC Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC) and also plays an active role in various working groups.

AFSS has regular contact with all the CSP’s i.e. MCP, CNS, CCS-UK, DHB and Pentant, and also with BIFA (British International Freight Association) and UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association). They also link with BIS who have taken over some of the aspects of SITPRO since its demise. Finally, we have links into EU trade groups in Brussels.

Airforwarders Association

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) serves as the voice of the airforwarding industry. The association is an alliance of Indirect Air Carriers, Cargo Airlines, and affiliated businesses located throughout the global transportation community. Airforwarders play a vital role in ensuring the continuous movement of commerce worldwide.

BIFA

BIFA's role is to provide a focus for the international freight distribution industry, and its mission is: representation and support for the UK international freight services industry; to promote good practice and total quality in the provision of freight services by all members, and to encourage the membership to observe the highest standards of professional competence. CargoWise is an Associate Member of BIFA.

CIFFA

CIFFA was founded in September 1948 to create an industry association to meet the professional demands of its members. Ciffa's mission is to represent and support members of the Canadian international freight forwarding industry in providing the highest level of quality and professional services to their clients.

NCBFAA

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NCBFAA represents nearly 800 member companies with 100,000 employees in international trade - the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the effective national voice of the industry. Through its various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members.

NYNJFFFBA

The New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association, Inc. is one of the oldest transportation related organizations in the United States. Founded in 1917, the association provides information on issues and developments important to its members; serves as a voice for the Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage and OTI communities in policy and regulation decision-making; and protects and advocates the best interests of the group as a whole. In addition, the association holds seminars, formulates policy views, conducts public relations and public affairs activities and provides legal platforms to ensure united action on behalf of the members.

AFIF

AFIF represents its members with relevant issues concerning the freight forwarding industry. AFIF strives to to maintain and expand consultative relationships with various government authorities and industry service providers.In addition, 1-Stop offers a community on-line payment facility designed to simplify and streamline industry transactions providing for the quicker release of delivery orders, immediate payment of storage at the wharf and integrated payment solutions. AFIF promptly and efficiently informs its members of all various relevant information and or issues relating to the industry by means of e-cast bulletins and web postings. AFIF also conducts regulatory and non-regulatory education and training programs.

AIIA

AIIA has almost 500 member companies that generate combined annual revenues of more than $40 billion, employ 100,000 Australians and export more than $2 billion in goods and services each year. AIIA sets the strategic direction of the ICT industry, influences public policy, engages industry stakeholders and provides member companies with business productivity tools, advisory services and market intelligence to accelerate their business growth. CargoWise is the winner of 2007 and 2011 i-Awards.

CBAFF

CBAFF is a national Federation whose main concern is to promote the interests of all members. It assists member companies and individuals working professionally and participating in customs broking and freight forwarding, and is affiliated with the wider transport industry. CBAFF is organised independently of Government by a management executive and initiates discussions with relevant bodies, seeking to develop an environment favourable to its members.

CBFCA

CBFCA represents business and individual service providers within the barrier clearance and international freight forwarding industry. The prime objective of the CBFCA is to represent members interests in the trade logistic service industry and to promote the professional development of its individual members through training and professional development. The CBFCA functions as a pea industry body and voice for importers, exporters, manufacturers and other associated groups concerned with international trade.

Singapore Logistics

Established in 1973, the Singapore Logistics Association champions the causes of the logistics and freight forwarding industry in Singapore. It aims to be a major contributor to promote Singapore as world-class hub with a mission to advance professionalism and excellence of logistics industry. The association in close collaboration and consultation with government agencies, trade organizations, logistics professionals, academia and international organizations crafted its objects to: promote, protect and develop a sound logistics industry; develop, promote and enhance Singapore as a premier regional and international logistics hub with a reputation for reliability, integrity and high standards in logistics practice and management; and represent, protect and promote the interests of members generally.

EurTradeNet - ETN

EurTradeNet - ETN was founded in 2003 with the ultimate aim to professionally represent the Customs-Related Service Providers, the companies delivering IT solutions to international traders to handle their eCustoms information exchange Europe-wide. All along its years promoting a unique know-how on IT&Customs, EurTradeNet has won the acknowledgement of the Global Authorities and Regulatory Bodies in eCustoms, and is the Official Trade association representing the CRSPs at the EU analysis, the one participating at all consultations of the European Commission (and European Parliament) with economic operators.
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