E-Flash No 80 - 18 August 2014

1. UN Draft Documents Published: The Ministerial declaration of the high-level political forum on sustainable development

Ministerial declaration of the high-level segment of the 2014 session of the Economic and Social Council conveyed on the theme of “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda, including the sustainable development goals”.

The council meeting stressed the importance of removing obstacles in order to promote the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and an ambitious post-2015 development agenda. The meeting further underlined the need for a coherent approach that integrates in a balanced manner the three dimension of sustainable and working towards a single framework.

For more detailed information on the forum please read the UN Drafted Document by clicking: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=E/2014/L.22&Lang=E


2. ICAO Air Cargo Development Forum, Zhengzhou, China - September 2nd - 5th

On September 2nd to 5th 2014, ICAO, in partnership with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the People’s Government of the Henan Province, will host the ICAO Air Cargo Development Forum in Zhengzhou, China.

The Forum will present recent trends in the delivery of air cargo services and the regulatory framework to be implemented for the sustainable development of air cargo. An outlook of the challenges preventing the air cargo industry from reaching its potential will be provided in relation to specific areas, such as liberalization of air cargo services, the development of an air cargo security system, the enhancement of air cargo facilitation and the air cargo hub and its value chain.

The Forum will be attended by several high ranking Chinese Government officials and it will be possible to arrange face-to-face meetings with them over the course of the event. In addition, Mr Zhao Huxiang will be in attendance and speaking on behalf of FIATA.

For more information on the event please visit the following webpage: http://fiata.com/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/Meetings/ICAO_ACC2014_FIATA.pdf


3. Have you registered for the FIATA World Congress?

The 2014 FIATA World Congress is quickly approaching! Do not miss the great opportunity to attend the FIATA World Congress 2014, taking place from October 13th to 18th 2014 in Istanbul.

This year the motto is “Sustainable Growth in Logistics”. We are preparing an exciting Congress for you and you can look forward to a very interesting agenda including: several new FIATA projects will be presented to the industry; updates from the various Institutes, Advisory Bodies, and Working Groups; and guest speakers that will enrich our knowledge of trends in different areas of interest to our industry.

For more information about the World Congress and to register, please visit: http://www.fiata2014.org/


4. UN Secretary-General appoints 12 members to a high-level Advisory Group on sustainable transport

The Advisory Group, established for a period of three years, will work with Governments, transport providers, businesses, financial institutions, civil society and other stakeholders, to promote sustainable transport systems and their integration into development strategies and policies, including in climate action.

The aim of the Advisory Group is to promote accelerated implementation of sustainable transport, aligned closely with the objectives of inclusive and equitable growth, social development, protection of the global environment and ecosystems, and addressing climate change.

To view the 12 members and to read more about the Advisory Group, please visit the following link: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/sga1493.doc.htm


5. FIATA urges Members to be vigilant regarding sanctions involving Russia/EU/US

The situation in Ukraine has become more complex as the US, EU, and Russia have levied sanctions upon one another. FIATA urges its Members to be aware of the restrictions set in place. Prior to conducting business, check with your nation’s trade ministry and other pertinent sources in order to ensure that no fines are incurred.

For an example, the following link has up-to-date information on doing business in Russia and Ukraine: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/doing-business-in-russia-and-ukraine-sanctions-latest


6. Special offer to attend the Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Summit in Dubai, UAE

The Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Summit, occurring October 27th – 29th, will be focussing on the role of customs in enhancing international competitiveness, trade facilitation, and trade security across borders and between government agencies to get trade moving. In addition, Mr David Phillips will be in attendance and speaking on behalf of FIATA. 

As FIATA is a supporting institution of the Summit, a 10% discount on registration has been made available for all members of FIATA. Upon registration use the code GTDW=FIATA

More information about the Summit and how to register is available through the FIATA on the move page: http://fiata.com/events/fiata-on-the-move.html

Or the Global Trade and Development Week website: http://www.kwglobaltrade.com/emea/home.html


7. Heavy Lift Seminar – Discount for FIATA Members

The Heavy Lift Seminar, taking place 20th November 2014 in Singapore, is open for registration. The Seminar includes training on a variety of topics involving the lifting and transport of heavy equipment.

A special discount of 20% has been made available for FIATA Members. For the special price, please reference FIATA in your registration.

For more information about the Seminar, click: http://powerlogisticsasia.com/HeavyLiftSeminar.php


8. Any changes?

The Secretariat would like to remind all members to please inform of any email and address changes. Thank you.


18 August 2014 



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