SITA and CHAMP join trade facilitation alliance

Aviation software firms and partners SITA and CHAMP Cargosystems have joined the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, which aims to make trade simpler.

The alliance was set up to help governments implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and is currently delivering ten projects across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Each project aims to create an environment where businesses can trade more easily with predictable procedures, streamlined regulation and greater automation.

Philippe Isler, the alliance’s director, said: “We are very pleased to have SITA and CHAMP Cargosystems onboard. They share our view that business has a key role to play in international development and that trade facilitation reforms will be more impactful if they are delivered by governments and business working together.

“We know that 35% of the value of world trade travels by air, and we are keen to work with more companies in the aviation industry to see how we can make trade by air cargo as smooth and as fast as possible.”

In becoming alliance partners SITA and CHAMP Cargosystems join retailers, manufacturers, logistics and technology companies who move or help to move goods across the globe every day.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]