About the IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP)

The air cargo industry has undergone significant changes over recent years, including the emergence of new business relationships between forwarders and airlines. Today’s freight forwarders in most cases conduct business as principals and carrier customers, instead of acting as agent of a carrier.

IATA and FIATA recognized the need to modernize the current IATA Cargo Agency Program and therefore have worked together to develop and introduce a new air cargo program – the IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP).

This new program is administered and managed as a joint program on behalf of and to the benefit of the Carriers and Forwarders. IATA and FIATA will be encouraging their
respective members to apply recommended practices on industry initiatives, which include e-commerce, safety and security, and improved quality.

The IFACP is run by an IATA-FIATA Governance Board (IFGB), composed of senior airline and forwarder representatives. The IFGB provides a framework of industry endorsement standards that are relevant and in line with air cargo best practices and safety regulations.

Regional and national Joint Councils provide feedback and discuss and submit proposals to the IFGB in respect of endorsement standards, including operational and financial criteria.

IFACP is being rolled out globally from August 2017.

IFACP Key Milestones

IFACP KEY MILESTONES

WHEN *

STATUS

IATA and FIATA signed the IATA-FIATA Cooperation Agreement

Oct-16

Completed

Finalize the rules for the new program

Dec-16

Completed

Setup the new Governance Board and approve program rules

Jan-17

Completed

Kick off the implementation of IFACP in pilot country

Aug-17

Completed

Kick off the phased roll-out worldwide, replacing current IATA Agency-Intermediary Programs

As of Sep-17

 

* This timeline is subject to program development

 

Estimated Implementation Plan

Region/Country

Estimated Launch*

Estimated End Date*

Europe (includes EACP, Russia and other European countries)

Sep-17

Feb-18

LATAM

Sep-17

Feb-18

Hong Kong/SAR  - Chinese Taipei

Sep-17

Feb-18

AU and NZ

Sep-17

Feb-18

Asia Pacific

Jan-18

Jun-18

CN

Jan-18

Jun-18

Middle East

Jan-18

Jun-18

Africa

Jan-18

Jun-18

IN

Jan-18

Jun-18

* This timeline is subject to program development


Press Releases related to IFACP

18 July

PR 16/13

FIATA and IATA Announce New Air Cargo Program

06 March

PR 17/06

IFACP - Inaugural IFGB meeting.pdf

Documents and Resources

IFACP PR about CA launch

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IFACP White Paper Forwarders_January 2017

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IFACP Handbook_June 2017

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Questions & Answers

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Video "IFACP Training Freight Forwarders"

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