E-Flash No 66 - 7 February 2014

1. Reminder on the use of the FIATA Logo and Name

This is a friendly reminder about the use of the FIATA logo and name. All members should be proud of their affiliation with FIATA and proudly show the FIATA name and logo. However, members are only authorised to show the FIATA name and logo on their commercial papers, NOT on their transport documents.
If you would like the FIATA Logo to appear on transport documents you must first apply for the FIATA suite of documents. For all information on acquiring FIATA transport documents please visit: www.fiata.com/index.php
Unfortunately, there are companies who abuse the FIATA name and logo and show it even if they are not members. Those who are found to recklessly abuse the FIATA name and logo will be published on special section of our website. This is measure to defend the value of the FIATA Membership and preserve the name of those companies that comply with FIATA rules and statutes.

2. Implementation of Japanese Advance Filing Rules 8th March 2014

The new Japanese Advance Filing Rules require a vessel operator or an NVOCC to electronically submit to Customs information on maritime container cargoes to be loaded on a vessel intended to enter a Japanese port, in principle, no later than 24 hours before the departure of the vessel from the port of loading. These rules will be implemented in March 2014.
Japan will require NVOCCs to file documents in compliance with the Advanced Filing Requirement for each of their house bills of lading so that the identity of the shipper and consignee cannot be concealed. Unlike in the USA and Canada, there will not be a "carrier option" for filing. NVOCCs will need to make their own filing arrangements. Full details are given on the website of Japan Customs under the following link: www.customs.go.jp/english/summary/advance/index.htm

3. Registration for the 6th FIATA/UIC Marketplace Seminar is open

Registration for the FIATA/UIC Marketplace Seminar entitled “Strategic Interchange between Sea and Rail Freight: What’s new?” is now open. The seminar will be held in Trieste, Italy on 2nd and 3rd of April, 2014. The aim is to bring together railway undertakings, terminal operators, freight forwarders and rail freight customers to exchange views and individually improve their business opportunities.
The seminar fee is EUR 290.00 and it includes the full seminar programme as well as the dinner on 2nd of April 2014 and a technical visit to the port of Trieste on 3rd of April 2014.
A meaningful exchange of views requires limiting the event to a maximum number of participants. If you wish to attend, please register on the special seminar website: www.marketplaceseminar.org at your earliest convenience. This is an opportunity you should not miss if you are working in the area of rail freight. We look forward to welcoming you in Trieste.

4. ICAO FIATA DG Training Programme – More Information on newly published FIATA webpage

FIATA has recently dedicated a page on its website for the ICAO FIATA DG Training Programme. On the webpage, interested training centres can find information about the ICAO FIATA DG Training Programme and how to become an accredited ICAO FAITA training centre.
Students interested in enrolling in to an ICAO FIATA DG Training Programme can simply visit the webpage and contact FIATA for the nearest training centre. We encourage our members to visit the web page at www.fiata.com/index.php and share it with interested parties or republish it through their website or newsletter.

5. Reminder that applications for ITF 2014 Transport Awards are closing

Applications for the three awards given out by the International Transport Forum are closing as on 7th of February 2014 (today). The three awards are: the Transport Achievement Award, the Promising Transport Innovation Award, and the Young Researcher of the Year Award.
If interested in learning more about the awards and to apply please visit the ITF website at: 2014.internationaltransportforum.org/awards

6. Discount for the ICC’s Conference available for FIATA Members

The International Chamber of Commerce’s conference on “Facilitating Trade in the Digital Economy”, will be taking place on 8th and 9th of April 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. This two-day conference will feature interactive workshops and panel discussions on how to facilitate paperless interaction between business and government.
If you would like to attend, a 20% reduction when registering for this event on-line is available to all FIATA Members with the use of the following code FTD-7108 when registering.
You can read more about the conference on the event’s website:

7. Live and on-demand Web TV coverage of United Nations meetings

United Nations Web TV broadcasts daily, live and on-demand United Nations meetings, conferences and events. Raw breaking video of Security Council and General Assembly meets, world leader stake outs, press conferences and more are available through the UN’s Web TV platform.
FIATA encourages its members to tune into the new UN Web TV feature in order to stay on top of the UN News, events and programmes. For a closer look into UN Web TV please visit: webtv.un.org

8. UNITAR online course on Climate Change Diplomacy – Special fee-waiver for select participants

Registration for the UNITAR‘s online course on Climate Change Diplomacy is still open. The course is titled, “Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC” and runs from 24th February to 20th April, 2014. However, space is limited. To register please visit:

The CDKN Advocacy Fund has made a special fee-waiver available to eligible participants from least developed countries (LDCs) and those most vulnerable to climate change. Those interested should send their CV, letter of motivation indicating their experience as a climate change negotiator, copy of passport, as well as a signed and stamped application form which can be obtained by emailing ccdiplomacy@unitar.org


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