The Advisory Body on International Affairs (ABIA) aims to establish and strengthen FIATA’s relations with international organizations and multilateral institutions such as the United Nations, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and key NGOs – directly or indirectly connected with international trade and the logistics industry. ABIA seeks to support FIATA in enhancing its global presence and awareness.
In this context, the role of ABIA is twofold:
As an advisory body, ABIA may also be required to cooperate with other FIATA Institutes and Bodies to fulfil its mission.
ABIA members are nominated delegates from FIATA Association Members with proven relevant expertise. They are expected to have a thorough understanding of international affairs in relation to international trade and the logistics industry, as well as of the current global challenges faced by the freight forwarding industry. They are expected to actively participate in ABIA’s meetings and contribute to ABIA’s activities.
FIATA Association Members interested to nominate a delegate to join ABIA should contact the Headquarteers at firstname.lastname@example.org. As per the FIATA Statutes, ABIA members must be nominated by the Chair and their office must be confirmed by the Presidency.