|Second ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa|
The Second ICAO Meeting on
Air Cargo Development in Africa
Please join usatThe Second ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa,
June 27th- 29th in Addis Ababa.
This Meeting is the 2nd conference-type event built upon the Declaration on the Development of Air Cargo in Africa, adopted in Lomé, Togo, on 7 August 2014 (the “Lomé Declaration”). Prior to the Meeting in Addis Ababa, on June 26th there will be another important event - the Global Perishable Conference hosted by the Cool Chain Association. This conference will coincide with the official opening of the most modern air cargo terminal in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
The “Lome Declaration” of 2014 with participants from 22 States, international organizations and aviation stakeholders, decided to take action for the sustainable development of air cargo in Africa in several key areas liberalization of market access and air carrier ownership and control; cooperation throughout the cargo supply chain; security and facilitation; funding for infrastructure and intermodal integration; support to remote or peripheral destinations; taxes and user charges; capacity-building for qualified personnel; fleet modernization; and adherence to international instruments.
The Second ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa Conference will allow policy-makers, air transport regulators, representatives from the aviation industry and other stakeholders, to review progress towards implementation of the Lomé Declaration, identify challenges and opportunities, and agree on a Road map for priority actions, as well as building on the decisions of the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly (October 2016). It will also contribute to the cooperative activities between ICAO, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the outcome of the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly. This high-level event will contribute to the cooperative activities between ICAO and other international organizations such as World Customs Organization (WCO) and the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
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