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Washington, DC  June 24, 2014
(WASHINGTON) - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) should move toward permitting private contractors to train explosive-sniffing dogs and make them available for use at government certified cargo screening facilities, the Airforwarders Association (AfA) urged a congressional panel in testimony today.  Appearing before the U.S. House of Representatives' Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, AfA board member Chris Connell urged TSA to finalize its efforts to develop a program for private companies to use their own canines, certified to TSA standards, to meet federal air cargo screening mandates. Currently, TSA permits only the use of the agency's dogs in cargo screening, and only at on-airport facilities.  Read more...
Airforwarders Hail Enactment of Ports and Waterways Legislation  (June 10, 2014) The Airforwarders Association (AfA) today welcomed the enactment of federal legislation authorizing new projects to improve the nation's ports and to strengthen its water transportation networks.  The bill, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), was signed into law by the President today after receiving overwhelmingly bipartisan support in both houses of Congress.  In addition to authorizing federal spending on a broad range of ports and waterways infrastructure projects, it also cuts red tape and bureaucracy in order to accelerate their completion.  Read more...
Coalition of Air Freight Forwarders Urges Feds to Resolve Small Business Issues Before Implementing New International Air Cargo Data and Screening Rules (June 4, 2014)   A coalition of associations representing air freight forwarding companies is calling on the federal government to solicit input from small and medium sized forwarders before expanding the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program.  The program, which analyzes advance data on inbound air shipments to the U.S. to assess risk, is currently in pilot phase, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has signaled that they intend to expand it to apply to all inbound air cargo via a rulemaking.  Read more...
Air Cargo 2014 to Highlight Strategies and Innovations for Business Growth (February 4, 2014) North America’s premier conference and trade show for the air freight industry, AirCargo 2014, will focus on how air forwarding companies can win more businesses, increase overall sales and achieve higher levels of success as the industry continues to recover from the economic downturn, conference organizers announced today.  Read more...
Airforwarders Association Reports Surge in Membership Growth (January 23, 2014) - The growth in the number of freight forwarding companies joining the Airforwarders Association (AfA) has reached unprecedented levels, with the organization’s regular membership rolls expanding by nearly 25 percent over the past year, the AfA announced today.  Read more...

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The Airforwarders Association represents nearly 400 member companies employing tens of thousands of employees and dedicated contractors. Our members range from small businesses employing fewer than 20 people to large companies employing well over 1,000 and business models varying from domestic to worldwide international operations. Additionally, a few of our members operate their own aircraft.  Membership in the AfA offers companies a wide range of opportunities to network with their industry colleagues, to monitor and help drive public policies that affect their businesses, and to increase their knowledge of industry standards, practices and ongoing developments.

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