FCFASA is the Regional continental body for the National Clearing and Forwarding Associations in Africa. Launched at its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29th April 2010 in Zambia, FCFASA is now domiciled in South Africa as a non-profit membership organization. FCFASA members cover the Africa.
To act as the continental voice of the clearing and forwarding industry (the Industry) in its key role of influencing appropriate legislation, policy, practices and procedures, and agreements, and their implementation at the continental level. FCFASA is committed to be the private sector dialogue partner of the relevant structures in regional bodies in Africa in order to facilitate the development of a smooth supply chain across Africa. FCFASA is further committed to drive its membership programmes, which include membership development, while maintaining a high Continental Business Organisation (CBO) profile and recognition by key stakeholders throughout Africa. Its key role is in influencing appropriate legislation, policy, practices, procedures and agreements, and their implementation at both regional and continental level. In this regard, FCFASA will mobilize and capacitate its members to effectively articulate issues and priorities of common interest. FCFASA will maintain links and effective and mutually beneficial partnerships with selected bodies, and collaborate with donor funded programmes, public and private sector bodies that add value to the organization.
The FCFASA vision is to be “The voice of the clearing and freight forwarding industry in Africa”
To facilitate and conduct effective advocacy and the promotion of members’ interests in trade facilitation and Supply Chain Management.
FCFASA’s main goal is the creation and maintenance of a conducive supply chain environment through, primarily, high level advocacy. This goal will be attained by the realisation of the following objectives, adapted from the FCFASA Memorandum of Incorporation:
- To co-ordinate the development and growth of the Clearing and Forwarding industry in Africa, in the best interests of member Associations and the general public
- To establish a Code of Ethics to be adopted by each member Association.
- To promote the efficient movement of cargo by carriers, either surface or air, or any other parties involved in the freight supply chain.
- To promote and encourage the efficient and capable operations of Customs authorities in the Africa, with a view to standardization and simplification of documentation and procedures.
- To promote, support and advocate for any proposed legislation or measures focusing on the Industry in the interest of Members.
- Independently or in consultation with any other organizations, person or company, to promote standards for vocational training at an affordable cost to Member Associations.