The International Air Transport Association (IATA) informs the British International Freight Association (BIFA) of a proposal to introduce an annual administration charge for CASS Associates in the UK, with effect from 2018.
The Cargo Agency Settlement System (CASS) program was established by IATA in 1991 following concerns by its member airlines over deteriorating credit control issues. CASS in the UK was subsequently introduced into IATA’s Cargo Agency Program for all member UK Forwarders, but was also made available to non-member UK Forwarders, known as CASS Associates, without charge.
Subsequent to any announcement on the proposed changes, a meeting has been scheduled by IATA to allow CASS Associates an opportunity to discuss the prosed changes and express their views. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 17 January at a Heathrow Airport, time and venue to be confirmed.