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

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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

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