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TIACA Board Approves Initiative to Support its Commitment to a Sustainable Global Community


Miami, 10/25/2021

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has launched an initiative to attract members from the United Nations designated least developed countries. As part of our commitment to Sustainability, the Board of Directors have approved a discount on membership dues for companies headquartered in one of the countries identified as least developed by the UN.

A key mandate from our membership has been to focus on Sustainability. In addition, our industry must reflect the global society of which it serves. This initiative shows our commitment to equal opportunities for all by providing access to air cargo companies within these countries to the TIACA global membership and programs.

“We talk a lot about People, Planet and Prosperity, with this initiative we are taking action. For us, this was an ethical decision. We needed to make the membership dues affordable to those who might not normally afford them and this way we can increase inclusivity. By doing this, we are creating an equal opportunity for companies from these countries to join the association and network with the international air cargo community.” says Glyn Hughes, TIACA Director General

Key points of the initiative:

• 75% discount to members and applicants for the 1st year of membership
• 50% discount to members thereafter, whilst their country remains with such UN designation
• Member company must be headquartered in one of the countries listed by the UN as least developed List of countries that qualify.

“I am proud we have taken this initiative. Our industry must support the growth of these air cargo communities for the betterment of our entire industry. By supporting them, we will do our part to helping make these communities more prosperous as air cargo is a key enabler for economic growth. TIACA’s programs will also benefit considerably as diverse perspectives reflecting different market realities will help contribute significantly to our development.“ stated Steven Polmans, Chair

For further information please contact:

Rachael Negron
+1 786 265 7011

Notes to editors:

TIACA is The International Air Cargo Association, based in Miami, Florida. TIACA is the unique international not-for-profit association representing and uniting all parts of the air cargo industry: shippers, forwarders, ground handlers, airports, airlines, manufacturers, IT providers. TIACA members are traditional players and new entrants, small, medium, and large companies with regional and global reach.

TIACA’s vision is a safe, profitable and united air cargo industry that embraces modern technologies and practices to sustainably and fairly serve trade and social development worldwide.

TIACA’s mission is to support, lead and unite the industry to achieve that vision; promote and encourage business, social, and technological innovation; protect the interests of its members with one voice on common interests; disseminate and enhance knowledge amongst members and the air cargo industry.

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