Browse through fact sheets, lists of transportation resources and, most importantly, Standard Trading Conditions.

CIFFA STCs (English)

June 15, 2021

Please note that the CIFFA Standard Trading Conditions may only be used by current CIFFA Regular Freight Forwarding Members of the Association.  Check to see if your Forwarder is a Member. Updated May 2021.

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FIATA Best Practices Guide – Container Shipping and the Quality of Containers

Resources February 28, 2023

FIATA has prepared this document which outlines best practices that could be implemented voluntarily by all parties moving cargo through ports. These best practices may help reduce inefficient behaviour that lead to delays and unnecessary supply chain costs.

Business Continuity Planning for Customs and Border Clearances

Resources January 11, 2023

Recent events such as COVID-19, unstable geopolitics, mass labour shortages, and evolving government regulations clearly indicate fundamental changes across all industries and the necessity for being prepared for the unexpected. Business contingency planning and a crisis management system is necessary for future resilience, especially for customs and border clearance procedures. This guidance provides practical tips […]

Setting Up an International Freight Forwarding Business in Canada

Resources December 05, 2022

The CIFFA Secretariat frequently receives inquiries regarding setting up a freight forwarding business in Canada. The following is some of the basic information that individuals or firms should know.

Repository of CO2 Emission Calculators

Resources November 11, 2022

CIFFA has made a commitment to inform members about initiatives and tools that can help them with their sustainability initiatives and goals. As the reduction of carbon emissions is key to making gains in addressing the climate change crisis, CIFFA has compiled a listing of resources for members to measure the direct and indirect emissions […]

Protect yourself while conducting business matters on behalf of your customers with a POA

Resources August 26, 2022

A power of attorney (POA) document is a legally binding document to protect the interest of forwarders while conducting business matters on behalf of your customers.

10 Best Cybersecurity Practices in 2022

Resources February 01, 2022

To combat cybercrime, advanced data security protocols are becoming a competitive edge for companies. This resource paper, compiled by CIFFA’s Technology Committee based on information from multiple cybersecurity firms, lists the top 10 cybersecurity best practices in 2022. The committee focused primarily on the needs of small businesses in the freight forwarding sector.