AIFFU JOINS MEMORANDUM OF UBTA COORDINATION COUNCIL ON PRODUCTION AND LOGISTICS ISSUES
The Ukrainian logistics and production sector is in a difficult position. To discuss the coordination of joint actions, the development of proposals for the government on the outlined issues, and the creation of the shortest way from a manufacturer to a consumer, the Ukrainian Business and Trade Association (UBTA) conducts the Coordination Council on Production and Logistics Issues, which now involves 7 powerful profile business associations.
Today we are pleased to welcome the Association of International Freight Forwarders of Ukraine (AIFFU), which has joined the Coordination Council. On June 3, AIFFU announced its accession to the Council during a meeting of Council members held at the office of the Association of International Road Carriers of Ukraine (AsMAP). The document on the cooperation of associations was officially signed on June 4 in Odessa.
The signatory was Andriy Skidan, General Director, AIFFU, and UBTA was represented by Dmytro Los, the Chairman of the Board of the Association.
In his opening speech, Viktor Berestenko, AIFFU President, stressed the importance of joint actions by the Council members to address the issues the Ukrainian business is facing: “I would like to address all the signatories of the Memorandum and to state that our activities will not be of a recommendatory nature, but will have visible results. This will allow us to reduce the burden on business and increase the competitiveness of our country.”
Serhiy Svystil, the Chairman of the UBTA Coordination Council, congratulated AIFFU in its ranks and expressed confidence that the potential of this format of cooperation will only increase. He expects an effective cooperation with all the participants and believes that AIFFU will be able to make a huge contribution to resolving the issues of lack of permits from European countries for international road transport and will facilitate the recognition of authorized exporters.
AIFFU is a national association of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA). Their activity is intended to coordinate the efforts of Ukrainian forwarders to solve issues related to their professional activity that are of general interest. The organization unites 158 freight forwarding organizations of all forms of ownership.