International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations   (FIATA)

    EU Transparency Register

    467363724148-45 First registered on 27 Oct 2016

    Goals / Remit

    FIATA was founded in Vienna/Austria on May 31, 1926. We are a non-governmental organisation, represents today an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in 160 countries.

    FIATA's main objectives are

    to unite the freight forwarding industry worldwide

    to represent, promote and protect the interests of the industry by participating as advisors or experts in meetings of international bodies dealing with transportation

    to familiarise trade and industry and the public at large with the services rendered by freight forwarders through the dissemination of information, distribution of publications, etc.

    to improve the quality of services rendered by freight forwarders by developing and promoting uniform forwarding documents, standard trading conditions, etc.

    to assist with vocational training for freight forwarders, liability insurance problems, tools for electronic commerce including electronic data interchange (EDI) and barcode.

    Main EU files targeted

    In addition to working in coordination with CLECAT, FIATA has a dedicated Region Europe which coordinates with our advisory bodies and institutes on the numerous European initiatives coordinated by the EU. The key groups and topics followed can be viewed below:

    · UNECE Working Party on Intermodal Transport and Logistics (WP.24)
    · UNECE Working Parting on Rail Transport
    · EU Digital Transport and Logistics Forum
    · Euro-Asian Transport Links (EATL) project
    · UNECE Working part on Road Transport
    · TIR and eTIR
    · EU DG Move Infrastructure - TEN-T - Connecting Europe
    · UCC/Customs policy, EU TARIC, EU Customs Code, AEO
    · Air Cargo Security
    · Port Policy
    · EU’s 4th railway package
    · Sustainable Logistics programmes
    · UN/CEFACT recommendations


    Head Office
    Schaffhauserstr. 104
    Glattbrugg CH-8152
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    These institutes and bodies are all coordinated under FIATA’s Region European body. They include:

    · Customs Affairs Institutes
    · Air Freight Institute
    · Multimodal Transport Institutes
    · Advisory Body Safety Security
    · Advisory Body International Affairs
    · Advisory Body Information Technology
    · Working Group Sustainable Logistics

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Mr Bassil Eid (Director General)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Bassil Eid (Director General)

  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    FIATA has a number of Association Members which can be found at the link below -

    Some of FIATA’s Members are also Members of the European level association CELCAT ( The two associations work together and aim to coordinate their respective activities in EU affairs.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    FIATA is totally self-financed, by means of Members' contributions.

    Members pay their contribution according to their status, individual members pay a token membership and Association Members pay in proportion to the number of their own members and their countries' UN budget.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF)



    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    FIATA Recently a hosted an Enlarged FIATA/UIC Contact Group meeting in Shenzhen, China to showcase great potential for rail freight on the China-Europe rail link and promote advances in the Euro-Asian Transport Links (EATL) project:

    Our Multimodal Institutes coordinates with various UNECE Working Groups and contributes input. We will participate in the upcoming UNECE 59th session of WP.24 and the 70th Session of UNITED NATIONS ECE Working Party on Rail Transport.

    In addition, we are also part of the EU’s Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF) contributing to discussion that will lead to a single digital economy. We also contribute to a number of UN/CEFACT recommendations in the field of single window, multimodal and trade facilitation monitoring mechanism.

    Other activities

    FIATA leaves the coordination of EU activities to CLEAT, with the exception of such activities where relevant consequences entail also outside of the EU, as is the case in DTLF.

  • Meetings


    None declared

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