Chinese Association delivers impactful ICAO FIATA Dangerous Goods Train the Trainer Programme


The ICAO FIATA DG by Air Train the Trainer (TOT) programme lifts off in Beijing, China. Organized by FIATA's Chinese International Freight Forwarders Associations (CIFA), the week long course stretching from October 17th to 21st has attracted 37 participants with the goal of preparing the next generation of trainers in China.


“China's initiative to embark on a train the trainer course is an excellent kick starter for the ICAO FIATA DG Training Programme that will help enhance their trainer’s knowledge and delivery capability and ensures the course will continue to flourish for years to come.” voiced FIATA’s Logistics Academy Chairman Mr. Issa Baluch


Participants completing the course gained the needed competencies to deliver dangerous goods training. This marks the second ICAO FIATA DG Train the Trainer Course delivered in less than 2 months. The previous one was held in San Jose, Costa Rica in September.


Following the ToT, CIFA will be able to expand on its current DG offerings with a greater number of trainers accessible to deliver industry specific dangerous goods by air training to forwarders, shippers and packers. The course plays an important role in capturing more training opportunities across China’s large geographical landscape.


“The significance of this course to the Chinese Market will have immense positive impacts in raising security awareness and compliance. Being a major world exporter it is essential that Freight Forwarders in China are able to verify shippers have complied with ICAO’s Technical Instructions when handling dangerous goods shipments”. echoed FIATA’s Advisory Body Vocational Training Chairman Mr. Thomas Sim which who himself participated and assisted to facilitate the event in Beijing, China.


FIATA looks forward to more TOTs in the future as we continue our efforts to improve standards in our industry through such training initiatives. For those interested in gathering more information on the programme, are welcomed to contact the secretariat at


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Hans Günther Kersten, Director General




FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31st 1926.  It is a non-governmental organisation that today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in some 160 countries. FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, etc.), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) as well as many other UN related bodies, e.g. the World Bank. It is recognised as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organisations, governmental authorities, private international organisations in the field of transport and logistics, such as the European Commission (through CLECAT), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.

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About ICAO FIATA DG By Air Training Program

Launched in 2012, the ICAO FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training Programme is a collaboration between the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).  The programme which consists of initial and recurrent courses is offered through a network of accredited ICAO FIATA Training Centres. Successful completion is recognised by the issuance of a universally accepted ICAO FIATA Certificate recognised by the International Air Transport Association and its over 250 global air carrier members.

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Glattbrugg, 25 October 2016



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