IATA e-freight Newsflash!
IATA e-freight completes
Detailed Level Assessments, moves toward
This marks a major step forward towards
the project target of eight additional e-freight
locations by the end of this year. Over 400 people –
including airlines, freight forwarders, government
customs offices and IATA staff – were involved in the
Detailed Level Assessment (DLA) exercise. This is a
fantastic example of a collaborative industry effort and
we express our appreciation and thanks to everyone
How does the IATA e-freight
assessment phase work?
The first step towards becoming an IATA
e-freight location is completing an assessment phase.
This phase consists of two parts: the High Level
Assessment (HLA) and the Detailed Level Assessment
The High Level Assessment, completed
earlier this year for over 200 countries, investigates a
location’s regulatory and customs environment for air
The objective of the DLA is to review
the readiness of a location and its stakeholders to
participate in IATA e-freight from technical, process
and regulatory points of view.
If a location fails to meet the DLA
criteria, an agreed action plan – depending upon the
issue(s) – will be developed to close the identified
gaps. These action plans are called Local Action Plans
(LAPs). The Lead Airline and local stakeholders
will implement these plans with the support of IATA.
Comprehensive information on the
assessment process, including the methodology of both
the HLA and the DLA, is available here.
As previously announced at the recently
concluded IATA AGM, Germany, South Korea and Mauritius
have passed the DLA and have kicked off e-freight
IATA is pleased to report that 11
additional locations have passed the DLA and are now
ready for IATA e-freight implementation:
- New Zealand
Additional locations have yet to
finalise the DLA or have plans in place to meet DLA
requirements. For the full DLA results, please go to the
final DLA report and to the complete
DLA questionnaire data.
Map the progress of e-freight
around the world
IATA has now developed an e-freight interactive map. The map
shows countries’ progress toward becoming IATA e-freight
locations, from the assessment phase through to
What’s driving the IATA
Read about the benefits of the project
in the latest IATA e-freight vision and mandate.
Keep up to date with project
At the IATA e-freight site, project news,
events, and helpful materials – like detailed assessment
questionnaires - are updated regularly.
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