To demonstrate our continued engagement with the UN Global Compact, CIFFA must submit a Communication Of Engagement every two years, which discloses specific activities taken to support the key principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

CIFFA’s Technology Committee has been considering for some time how to best provide value for members after issuing its first report, a look at the top cybersecurity practices for small and medium-sized businesses. This report is the outcome of that reflection.

CIFFA’s Sustainability Committee has been through a discovery process, learning about the origins of sustainability, various tools, reference materials and networks, with an interest in raising awareness for members and to explore opportunities for CIFFA.  These findings have been outlined in the following:  Sustainability Blueprint – An Introductory Guide to Sustainability for CIFFA Members.

The CBSA would like to advise you that the first iteration of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document related to the Release Prior to Payment (RPP) Transition Plan is ready to view. This document aims to provide importers with more information on the RPP Transition Plan.

This paper is the product of Gordon Hearn, Partner at Gardiner Roberts LLP in Toronto, Canada. This document is published by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA). Any reproduction, distribution, adaptation, discussion, or other use is strictly prohibited except by permission of the author or the publishing association.

FIATA has prepared this document which outlines best practices that could be implemented voluntarily by all parties moving cargo through ports. These best practices may help reduce inefficient behaviour that lead to delays and unnecessary supply chain costs.

Recent events such as unstable geopolitics, mass labour shortages, and evolving government regulations clearly indicate the necessity for being prepared for the unexpected. Business contingency planning and a crisis management system is necessary for future resilience. This document provides practical tips for members to be prepared for current and future crises.

The CIFFA Secretariat frequently receives inquiries regarding setting up a freight forwarding business in Canada. The following is some of the basic information that individuals or firms should know.

As the reduction of carbon emissions is key to making gains in addressing the climate change crisis, CIFFA has compiled a listing of resources for members to measure the direct and indirect emissions of their transportation decisions. This will allow businesses to take informed actions towards meeting the goal of reducing their carbon footprint.