The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) is a non-governmental organization, represents today an industry covering approximately 40,000 freight forwarding and logistics firms, also known as the "Architects of Transport", employing around 8-10 million people in 150 countries.
FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
It is recognized as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organizations, governmental authorities, private international organizations in the field of transport such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.
Simply, FIATA is the largest non-governmental organization in the field of transportation. Its influence upon the international transportation sector is utterly and massively quintessential.
FIATA main objectives:
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