FIATA Global Logistics Updates Tailored for its Members!

FIATA e-flash
31 May 2024

FIATA is excited to announce a comprehensive webinar series on PLACI Regimes with a focus on the European Union's Import Control System 2 (ICS2). This series will explore the latest updates and critical insights into ICS2 Release 2 and the upcoming Release 3, which are essential for all industry members involved in the movement of goods to or via the European Union.

Webinar 1: Understanding PLACI Regimes: 13 June 2024, 13:00-14:00 CEST

Webinar 2: Implementation Strategies for ICS2 Release 2 and 3: 18 June, 13:00-14:00 CEST

Webinar 3: System Preparation for ICS2 Compliance: 25 June 2024, 13:00-14:00 CEST

Webinar 4: ICS2 Multiple Filing and Contractual Carrier Responsibilities: 2 July 2024, 13:00-14:00 CEST


• FIATA Member: Free of charge

• Indirect Member (Not a FIATA Member but a Membef of a FIATA Association Member): CHF 40 per webinar / CHF 140 for the entire series

• Non-member (Not a FIATA Member nor a Member of a FIATA Association Member): CHF 80 per webinar / CHF 280 for the entire series

Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of regulatory changes and ensure your operations are compliant and efficient. Secure your spot as soon as possible and gain valuable insights from industry experts.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to your participation!

Register now!

All you need to know about Train the Trainer (TOT) Programme in one place! 📢 Join the FIATA Train the Trainer Live Webinar: 5 June 2024!

Join us  for a live webinar tailored for FIATA Association Members and industry practitioners eager to enhance their skills.

🗓️Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2024
🕒 Time: 15:00-16:00 CEST

This session will discuss the pivotal role of FIATA diplomas in developing skilled professionals within the logistics field. It will also highlight the significance of FIATA's Train-the-Trainer Programme, which equips skilled instructors to effectively deliver FIATA diplomas.

You will have the chance to meet training experts and hear from members who have completed the TOT programme, sharing their experiences and insights.

Explore the importance of FIATA education programmes and how they contribute to developing skilled talent in the logistics sector.

Register now!

Global Supply Chain Forum: Insights from Barbados!

21-24 May 2024 played host to the first ever Global Supply Chain Forum, organised by the United Nations Trade and Development (UNCTAD), together with the government of Barbados. The Forum was organised in response to a call by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley during the 15th UNCTAD Ministerial Conference, to place a particular focus on helping to build resilient supply chains for developing countries.

Taking place in Bridgetown, Barbados, the Forum provided the unique opportunity to bring together industry leaders, policy makers and experts from around the world, to consider the challenges and opportunities in global supply chains, with an emphasis on the challenges faced by small island developing states (SIDS).

From left to right: UNCTAD Chief of Trade Facilitation Section, Poul Hansen; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Special Counsel, Victor Ban; FIATA Legal Services Director, Andrea Tang; Maldives Customs Service Deputy Chief Superintendent Strategic Management and International Relations, Ahmed Niyaz; Jamaica Trade Facilitation Task Force Chairperson, Patricia Francis.

On 22 May 2024, the FIATA Legal Services Director participated as a panellist in the session “Supply Chain Disruptions – The Role and Response of National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFCs)”, alongside representatives from the Government of Jamaica's Trade Facilitation Task Force, Maldives Customs, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative Office. The session called for a move towards co-ownership of supply chains and consideration for the challenges faced by developing countries.

FIATA highlighted the importance of ensuring meaningful collaboration between industry and governments in ensuring effective trade facilitation measures and crisis responses, and the crucial role of mechanisms such as NTFCs and Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programmes in coordinating for supply chain continuity. It was underlined that collaboration should take place on an ongoing basis, including between government agencies, and at the regional/international level, at all stages of the process for effective implementation and review.

From left to right: UNCTAD Chief of the Policy and Legislation Section, Regina Asariotis; Global Shippers' Alliance Chairman, Denis Choumert; FIATA Legal Services Director, Andrea Tang; World Shipping Council President-elect, Joe Kramek; Global Shippers Forum Director, James Hookham.

The following day saw a unique roundtable exchange titled “Strengthening Service Quality and Connectivity in Maritime Transport to Foster Global Trade and Development”, organised by FIATA and bringing together representatives from the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) and the Global Shippers Alliance (GSA), and the World Shipping Council (WSC). The speakers underlined the unprecedented risks faced by the supply chain in recent years, as well as the challenges faced in decarbonisation efforts to meet ambitious climate goals. It was noted that the impact of such issues is most strongly felt by regions such as SIDS which are most vulnerable to fluctuations in the maritime supply chain, in terms of connectivity and economic repercussions.

Given the significant evolutions in the market environment, FIATA highlighted the need for inclusive dialogue and collaboration between all industry stakeholders to ensure that commercial practices adequately cater for these new and heightened risks. Building trust and information sharing between commercial partners was underlined as key to foster understanding and business planning. It was considered that inclusive and equitable approaches are needed to take into consideration all regions worldwide, as well as micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) who form the backbone of many economies worldwide.

All speakers agreed that dialogue and exchange is crucial, and that further dialogue should be planned between the stakeholders to address some of the issues raised, for the benefit of an efficient and sustainable global supply chain.

In conclusion, the Global Supply Chain Forum 2024 served as a critical platform for sharing knowledge, best practices, and developing actionable strategies to improve global supply chains. The event highlighted the urgency of addressing the challenges faced by SIDS and the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to work towards a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient future for global trade. 

⚠️ Important Information on Dangerous Goods Regulations Certificates!

FIATA Members need to ensure that their Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Certificates are up to date in the IATA portal!
To maintain the status of an IATA Accredited Agent or Intermediary, your company must have employees with valid certification in Acceptance of Dangerous Goods Consignment training. It is essential to demonstrate this by submitting the latest training certificates to IATA, which ensures that your DGR certificates remain valid.
🚨 Action Required:
Check or Update DGR Certificates: Visit the IATA Customer Portal and refer to the document “Important Information on Dangerous Goods Regulation”, if you have any questions.

Update Contact Information: Verify and ensure your company’s contact details are current in the system to receive timely communications from IATA.
📅Please note that to keep the certification valid, it is mandatory to complete a recurring training every 24 months.
Failure to provide the necessary training certificates may result in the termination of your Agreement with IATA and removal from the Cargo Agency List.
In case you have any additional questions, please contact IATA directly or email the FIATA HQ at [email protected].