With the digital economy growing ever more important and constant adoption of technology throughout the logistics and freight forwarding industry, there comes demand for FIATA to establish an Advisory Body on Information Technology (ABIT). ABIT is tasked with working closely with UN/CEFACT, ISO and other technology standard setting organizations to ensure that technology used throughout the logistics industry is taken into consideration when new standards are proposed and implemented. ABIT is also involved in the projects undertaken by the UN/CEFACT’s transport and logistics domain and the international trade procedures domain.
ABIT is composed of technical experts with sound understanding of standard setting processes. They work with technical standard setting institutions and have developed key contacts that will ensure FIATA’s recommendations are taken into consideration.
ABIT meets twice a year at the HQ Meeting in March and FIATA World Congress in September/October.