E-Flash No 67 - 4 March 2014

1. Changes in Dangerous Goods Regulations for Airfreight in China

New regulations for the transport of dangerous goods by air to the People’s Republic of China have taken effect as of March 1, 2014.

FIATA recommends that great care be taken by freight forwarders in regards to these new regulations and stresses the importance of working together with carriers to ensure compliance. A circular has been made available to FIATA Association Members via the FIATA Document Delivery System (FDDS). FIATA individual members may wish to consult with their associations in order to receive a copy.

FIATA members requiring additional information are kindly invited to formulate their precise question(s) in writing and send them to the FIATA Secretariat by e-mail: info@fiata.com.

2. Registration for the 6th FIATA/UIC Marketplace Seminar

The registration is still open for the FIATA/UIC Marketplace Seminar titled "Strategic Interchange between Sea and Rail Freight: What's new?"

The seminar will be held in Trieste, Italy on 2 and 3 April 2014, with the goal of bringing together railway undertakings, terminal operators, freight forwarders and customers.

The seminar fee is EUR 290.00 and includes the full seminar programme as well as the dinner on 2 April 2014 and a technical visit to the port of Trieste on 3 April 2014.

A meaningful exchange of views requires limiting the event to a maximum number of participants. If you are interested in attending, please register as early as possible on the special seminar website: www.marketplaceseminar.org

FIATA would be glad to welcome you to Trieste.

3. FIATA Members are now able to attend ICC event free of charge

Thanks to generous donations from various organizations and businesses, the ICC is happy to extend an invitation to all FIATA Members to attend their conference on Facilitating Trade in the Digital Economy free of charge.

The conference is held the 8-9 of April 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. Its purpose is to provide a real forum for businesses and governments to discuss trade in the digital economy and to encourage a constructive dialogue on the regulatory and practical issues that arise when paper-based trade and administrative processes are replaced with ICT-facilitated interactions. In addition, the conference offers an impressive lineup of speakers.

If any FIATA Member is interested in attending the conference please contact the FIATA Secretariat office in order to receive the special offer code prior to registering, by e-mail: info@fiata.com

For further information and to register please visit the webpage at:

4. The 2nd Joint Conference of ICAO and the WCO on Enhancing Air Cargo Security and Facilitation

The 2nd Joint Conference of ICAO and the WCO will be held on 16-17 April, 2014 in Manama, Bahrain. The conference will heighten awareness among aviation security authorities, customs administrations and stakeholders of the challenges facing the global air cargo industry as well as their possible solutions. Participants can look forward to gaining an in-depth understanding of current international aviataion trade issues, emerging security protocols and ways that stakeholders can work together to enhance aviation security and trade facilitation.

For more information please view the official flyer or visit the ICAO website:


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