IATA offers TACT and Dangerous Goods Regulations manuals online following FIATA-AFI’s urgent COVID-19
In early April, FIATA’s Air Freight Institute (AFI) sent a letter to IATA with the request to implement relief actions for Airfreight Forwarders due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.
In response to the points raised by AFI, IATA has provided the following information:
- CASS payments relaxation
Following AFI’s proposal that IATA provide some relief on CASS payments, IATA has advised that all CASS operations worldwide are granted a grace period of up to 10 days, depending on the jurisdiction, after the remittance date to all CASS participants. Overdue payments can still be made in CASS within the grace period before IATA is required by Resolution to apply default action. IATA expresses its sympathy in the current situation, but underlines that it is essential that payments to airlines continue in a timely manner to sustain and enable the air cargo industry.
- Extension of DG validities
FIATA has addressed with IATA the need for an early decision to extend dangerous goods certifications and to indicate an appropriate timeframe, noting the uncertainties brought by COVID-19. A regularly updated list ‘Temporary Extension to Dangerous Goods Training Validity – COVID-19’ based on national authorities’ decision can be found on IATA’s COVID-19 platform.
- Availability of IATA DGR and TACT manuals online free of charge
AFI identified that temporary free-of-charge access to the online versions of the TACT and the DGR manuals would bring tremendous support for the airfreight forwarders industry. Such access would facilitate increased focus on important daily business, which is undoubtedly packed with new and evolving challenges. As a result, IATA has agreed to provide temporary free access to online versions of both manuals as detailed below.
LIMITED TIME OFFERS: FREE OF CHARGE ACCESS TO IATA’S TACT ONLINE AND DG AUTOCHECK (INCLUDING DGR ONLINE)
IATA Offer to FIATA members:
- Temporary access to TACT Online for existing TACT Manual subscribers free of charge until 1 October 2020.
- Temporary access to DG AutoCheck, including the online edition of the 61st DGR, to freight forwarders, free of charge until June 30, 2020. Subscription quantities are limited to the first 500 organizations that contact IATA.
- IATA will publicly communicate on these offers one week following initiation.
For more details and how to subscribe, please see the relevant IATA release links:
FIATA is thankful to IATA for these measures, which provide an optimistic outlook as to the future collaboration and cooperation amongst the airfreight industry during these unprecedented times and in the future.
We hope that many FIATA members and their constituents and staff will take advantage of these offers and benefit from the tools offered.