FIATA Membership in the Mekong Sub-Region Countries
FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES ASSOCIATIONS DE TRANSISTARIES ET ASSIMILES
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FREIGHT FORWARDERS ASSOCIATIONS
FIATA was established in Vienna (Austria) on May 1926 by 16 organizations, The objective was to unite together freight forwarders as a organization in different countries around the world to safeguard and enhance common professional within governments, non governments organization and carriers.
In 1928, FIATA became a number of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris. Today FIATA has related with important organizations of the UN such as the Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asian and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) .
As a non profit organization, FIATA today comprises more than forty thousand forwarding firms. Today FIATA, can be introduced as an agency representing the freight forwarding industry by many government agencies, international agencies and non government agencies in the field of air, land, marine transports viz; International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Union of Railways (UIC) , International Road Transport Union.(IRU).
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National Association Member of FIATA
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|Name & Address||EXCLUSIVE ASSOCIATION OF GLOBAL LOGISTIC EXPERTS||ALBION GROUP OF COMPANIES||MYANMAR INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDERS' ASSOCIATION United Condo Tower 1, Bldg #39, Room (10), 5th Floor, Ahlanpya Pagoda Road, Dagon t/sYANGON MYANMAR||THAI INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDERS ASSOCIATION -TIFFA3388/78, 22nd Floor, Sirinrat Building, Rama 4 Road, Klongton, KlongtoeyTH- 10110 BANGKOK THAILAND||VIETNAM FREIGHT FORWARDERS ASSOCIATION -VIFFAS-142 Le Duan||
CHINA INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDERS ASSOCIATION10th Floor, Minmetals Plaza, 15th Building, 4th Block, Anhuili, Chaovang Dist, CN-100101 BEGINGCHINA
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MembershipThe Following article 4 is extracted from the FIATA Statues.
1. FIATA members May be :
(a) National Associations;
(b) Group Members;
(c) Individual Members;
(d) Honorary Members;
1.1 Members shall contribute to the achievement of FIATA objectives as best they can and be governed by the Statutes, the business regulations and the directives of the Presidency and shall uphold the resolutions of the General Meeting.
1.2 Members have to disclose information to FIATA, Particularly for statistical purposes.
2. National Associations
National associations are organizations representing the entire or part of the forwarding sector of a country.
2.1 Acceptance and exclusion of National Association shall be made by resolution of the General Meeting on a motion by Presidency. This decision is final.
2.2 Each National Association holds ( active and passive) the right to present motions, as well as nomination and voting rights.
2.3 National Association is entitled to use the FIATA logo on its own stationery .Only the National Association is entitled to put FIATA documents at the disposal of its own members according to the directives of the Federation.
2.4 In exceptional cases the General Meeting may, following proposal by the Presidency, accord and individual member the status of a National Association; this for the period in which the country does not establish an association and as long as no definitive decision has been made on an application for National Association membership of FIATA.
2.5 The secretariat shall inform the current National Association of the country concerned immediately in the event of an application for National Association membership by a further national organization. The previous National Association is entitled to lodge an objection which shall be made to the Presidency within four weeks. The General Meeting shall rule on such objection.
3. Group Member
Group member may be:
(a) International organizations representing the Forwarding branch of a group countries;
(b) International Forwarding group representing the same or similar Interests to FIATA;
( c) International Association whose members are active only in a sub- sector of the forwarding branch. Members according to a) is only possible if all the members of the international organization are National Association members of FIATA.
3.1 The acceptance and exclusion of a Group Member shall be made, on motion by the Presidency, by resolution of the General Meeting. The decision is final.
3.2 Every Group Member is entitled to voting and election rights through its delegate.
4. Individual MembersIndividual Members are forwarding enterprises or legal entities closely associated with the forwarding branch.
4.1 The acceptance of membership of a forwarding enterprise requires the written approval of the National Association of the country from where the application is made. The acceptance and the exclusion of an Individual Member shall be made by resolution of the Presidency. The decision is final.
4.2 Individual Members are not entitled either to present motions nor do they hold voting and election rights.
5. Honorary Member
Honorary Members are persons who have been of particular service to FIATA or the forwarding industry.
5.1 The grant or the annulment of honorary membership shall be made, on motion by the Presidency, by resolution of the General Meeting.
5.2 Honorary members are in this capacity not entitled either to present motions nor do they hold voting and election right.
6. Commencement, Suspension and Termination Of Membership
6.1 Membership commences with the written information of the resolution on membership and receipt of the admission fee and the membership contribution stipulated in the information.
6.2 Membership shall be suspended if the member does not meet its Financial obligations in due time. The secretariat shall inform the member of its suspension in writing. Suspension shall be deemed annulled with the receipt of all amounts outstanding.
6.3 Membership shall end:
a) With withdrawal subject to observance of six months' notice per the end of a calendar year. Statement of retraction of membership shall be submitted to the secretariat by registered letter;
b) By cessation of legal personality of the National Association, Group or Individual member;
c) In the event of an Individual Member also if the member failing to fulfill its financial obligations within four weeks of the second written and/or, in the case of a forwarding enterprise if the letter's membership of a National Association shall terminate;
d) By exclusion, in the event annulment, on motion of the Presidency by the General Meeting , If a member shall act in gross contravention of the interests of FIATA, is in arrears with two membership contributions or in the event of other important grounds being extant. Important ground shall be deemed, for example, if the membership has been suspended twice. Before exclusion or annulment the member shall be given two weeks' grace to justify its position to the Presidency. The member's attention shall be drawn to this right in writing.
6.4 Members of delegates in FIATA bodies shall lapse automatically if the member providing the delegate shall discontinue National Association or Group Membership of FIATA. Honorary membership shall not be affected by this position.
6.5 In the event of suspension of membership rights pursuant to point 4.6.2, the Presidency shall determine whether membership of an organ or body shall lapse for a delegate provided by this member.
7. Admission Fees and Membership Contribution
Members are bound:
a) To pay the admission fee within four weeks of written information of acceptance (cf 4.6.1)
b) To pay the annual membership contribution by 31st May of the current calendar year in each case.
7.1 The membership contribution, which is correlated to membership status and FIATA needs according to the budget, shall be structured in various contribution categories. Allocation of category shall, in the case of National Association and Group Members, be oriented to the economic resources of the member and the member's country. The Presidency shall determine the relevant categories.
7.2 The amount of the contribution rates shall be determined by the General Meeting. The maximum membership contribution may, on no account, exceed CHF 75000.
7.3 Details shall be setout in contribution regulations, which shall be submitted to the General Meeting for approval. The Presidency shall decide on temporary exceptions and shall determine the amount of the admission fees.
7.4 Honorary Members are not bound to payment of membership contributions.
7.5 A retiring, retired or excluded member remains committed to pay all amounts outstanding by the date of such withdrawal including costs and interest.