E-Flash No 20 - 26 January 2011

FIATA Headquarters’ Session 2011

The HQ 2011 will be held from 18 to 20 March, 2011 at the Swissôtel in Zurich-Oerlikon. All FIATA Institutes, Advisory Bodies, Regional Bodies as well as the Presidency and the Extended Board will hold their meetings and up-date our members on the latest developments in the transport and logistics industry. Please visit our website www.fiata.com for the detailed program and your online registration.

International Transport Forum 2011 Transport Achievement Award

The 2011 Transport Achievement Award will recognise projects or initiatives that demonstrate excellence in identifying and efficiently meeting the transport need of their clients. It aims to highlight the importance of taking seriously the transport needs of society, both in relation to personal mobility to ensure ready access of goods within communities. The International Transport Forum at the OECD is offering this prestigious award jointly with the International Association for Public Transport (UITP), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT).

Applications for the Award are open to all modes of transport: operations, service providers, authorities, and suppliers and/or manufacturers, within International Transport Forum member and observer countries. It will be awarded in the presence of Transport Ministers from around the globe at the International Transport Forum’s annual summit to be held 25-27 May 2011 in Leipzig, Germany.

For more details or to apply for the Award, go to www.internationaltransportforum.org/2011

Updates on regulations for the import and export of wooden packaging ISPM 15

To gather further information on ISPM 15 FIATA recommends visiting the useful web-link “Global details of import and export regulations” www.ispm15.com . Please be aware of the newest updates on this website.

Changes have been made to the following countries: French Polynesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Senegal and Uruguay.

UAE to join ATA Carnet chain system

The United Arab Emirates will join the ATA Carnet system early this year, becoming the 69th country to accept and issue special documents exempting certain categories of temporary imports from duties and taxes. The acronym ATA is a combination of the French and English abbreviations for “temporary admission.” The ATA Carnet system is overseen by the International Chamber of Commerce and the World Customs Organization. The UAE will begin by accepting goods for trade shows and fairs. There are about 200 trade shows per year in Dubai. The new rules will make it easier for companies bringing displays and samples to the trade show. The Dubai Chamber of Commerce will assume responsibility for issuing and guaranteeing Carnets throughout the UAE.

More info on the ICC website: http://www.iccwbo.org/wcf/index.html?id=40678

TSA sets January 2012 deadline for screening belly hold cargo

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) proposes to require the air cargo industry to screen 100 per cent of the cargo carried on passenger aircraft bound for the US by the end of this year. Previously, TSA had said the deadline for screening 100 per cent of international inbound cargo had been delayed until at least 2013, given the complex challenges associated with screening international inbound cargo carried on passenger aircraft. However, given recent global events related to air cargo security, TSA has alerted passenger carriers and their supply chain partners that 100 per cent screening of international inbound cargo will be required by the end of the year. Carriers will have 30-45 days to comment on the new screening requirement, and TSA will evaluate the industry comments before making the requirement effective.

For more detailed please visit: E-Flash No 19 - TSA Message US-inbound cargo 100% Belly cargo screening 31 December 2011 http://www.fiata.com/media/e-flash/2011/e-flash-no-19-18-january-2011.

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