The Establishment

A mid-term review was undertaken in early 1990 to ensure that the Decade programme continued to reflect the immediate needs and actual requirements of member countries. In endorsing the recommendations of the mid-term review, the Commission agreed that the time-frame for the second half of the Decade by adjusted from 1990-1994 to 1992-1996. As a result of several meetings between FAPAA and UNESCAP, led by FMFF and with the active participation of SAAA and PISFA, Mr. P.K. Lim (Chief of Transport and Communications Division of UNESCAP) it emerged that formation of an ASEAN organization for Freight Forwarders was the best way to go forward.

Who We Are


• In recognition of the vital role of transport & communications in development of the economy, the Transport and Communications Decade for Asia and the Pacific covering from 1985 to 1994 was launched.

• Started by the Meeting of the Ministers responsible for Transport and Communications in February 1985.

• A major aim of the Decade was to accelerate the development of the transport & communications in the ESCAP region to keep the development of these countries in pace with global development.



• To unify all freight forwarders in the ASEAN region through national forwarders associations.

• To foster, promote, develop and maintain close cooperation between and among freight forwarders in the ASEAN region.

• To represent members in their collective interests in relation to freight forwarding matters peculiar to the ASEAN region.

• To purpose all measures to improve the quality, standard & professionalism of freight forwarders in the ASEAN region as well as to match with the Decade programme.

Working groups

1. Trade Facilitation Working Group

Sub committee:
• Transport Facilitation
• Multimodal Transport Operation
• Safety and Security
• Liabilities and Insurance

2. Education and Training Working Group