EIFFA

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EIFFAEgyptian International Freight Forwarding Association
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Al-Qadi said EIFFA had been instrumental in upgrading the suite of international shipping services through training programmes administered by the training committee in addition to certified programmes from specialised scientific centres.
According to Al-Qadi, one of the main programmes EIFFA offers its members is the bilateral education programme which is unique to trade schools, to train qualified technical staff for the labour market.
EIFFA is also an active partner of the College of International Transport and Logistics at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (STMT) where EIFFA members have assisted the college in developing curricula according to the demands of the labour market.
EIFFA and the STMT also recently finished developing special curricula to offer the FIATA diploma, which is considered one of the top specialised diplomas in the world in the field of international transport.
EIFFA, in cooperation with the STMT, has made significant contributions to improving the land transportation sector through the preparation of RRU programmes, in particular the training of local drivers in order to prepare them for and grant them an international driver's licence.
Al-Qadi noted that the EIFFA board of directors is facing the same difficulties and obstacles as all freight forwarders, be it problems with customs and airline companies, customs authorities and shipping lines, or other problems.
Al-Qadi noted that the EIFFA board had completed preparation of a special definition of freight forwarding and that this definition had been added to the new customs law following the approval of the relevant authorities, including the Egyptian Customs Authority, which was recently hosted in an EIFFA salon forum overseen by engineer Khalid Sabry, EIFFA secretary general, where several discussions were held regarding the law with legal experts in maritime transport.
Al-Qadi clarified that the relationship between EIFFA, which represents 500 companies, and the various chambers and shipping companies is one of integration and that meeting and seminars are held continuously between the two.
Al-Qadi revealed FIATA's intention to implement a project to convert the paper bill of lading system in Egypt to an electronic system with the assistance of EIFFA. Al-Qadi indicated that this project aims to facilitate and simplify the procedures for shipping and customs so that it resembles airline ticketing procedures.