What are the functions of Fiata documents? What are the benefits of using Fiata documents? Who can issue Fiata Documents?
FIATA stands for International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations. Fiata has created several documents and templates in order to reach a uniform standard for use by freight forwarders in global scale. Fiata documents are known as FCR, FCT, FWR, FBL, FWB, SDT, SIC and FFI. These documents have been printed in different colours so that they can be distinguished from each other. Also every Fiata document must bear Fiata logo at the right head section of the documents.
Here are some important features of Fiata documents:
Fiata documents are higly standardized
Only national freight forwarders associations (general members of FIATA) can issue FIATA documents.
Fiata documents can only be used by Fiata members.
Only negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading and non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill are accepted as a transport documents in terms of letter of credit rules. Other Fiata documents are not considered as a transport document in UCP 600 L/C rules.
Some major countries that are using Fiata documents are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, South Korea, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the United States, Vietnam.