I ACAAI Managing Committee appeals members to be cordial and united
According to the Managing Committee of the Air Cargo Agents’ Association of India (ACAAI), in the New Year 2014, the association has some important issues on which it has to deliberate seriously and emphatically. The issues need priority and immediate att
ACAAI had its Managing Committee Meeting on December 20 in Mumbai, where the office bearers and MC members discussed some of the above issues at length. It also included other issues relating to FIATA/ IATA/airlines. The MC meeting discussed on the issue of Alternate System of Service Tax. For this, ACAAI has decided to approach Parathasarthy
Shome, Special Advisor to the Finance Minister.
Plans and Programmes highlights for 2014
In 2014, ACAAI is planning to conduct an Educational Seminar for the benefit of the members and their staff. “In this seminar, we will discuss various issues on technical, financial, impart training in filing of documents and other guidelines in processing customs, custodians and airlines cases which would help the members in their operational working. We will also concentrate on the methodology of
At this seminar, stress will be laid to understand and implement the AEO Scheme, the Self Assessment Scheme and other Schemes introduced by the Government from time to time.” SL Sharma President, ACAAI
risk issuance of House Airway Bills etc. and to advance knowledge on the procedure of filing claims and transportation activities to avoid any unforeseen situation that the members might have to face at a later stage,” said Sharma. At this seminar, stress will be laid to understand and implement the Authorised Economic Operator Scheme, the Self Assessment Scheme and other Schemes introduced by the Government from time to time. “We plan to seek the assistance and cooperation of aspiring and experienced air cargo agents & customs brokers and derive the benefit of their experience,” Sharma maintained.
At the MC meeting ACAAI has planned to request all its members to come forward openly with suggestions/ ideas that could be useful for bringing improvement in the functioning of the association as well the issues that need to be taken up with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Finance, Central Board of Excise & Customs, Department of Revenue, Commissioners of Customs ( Imports & Exports), DIAL, CELEBI. ACAAI MC meeting has also decided to request suggestions for regular meetings with the Commissioner of Import & Export, CAFAC, PTFC by raising important issues which need immediate attention and solutions. “This is very essential since no issue can be raised in the high level meetings of the Ministries till these are raised in the local meetings. This helps us in strengthening our view point in the meetings with the ministries,” Sharma explained.
Keshav Tanna Past President and Member,
Board of Advisors, ACAAI