The acronym FIATA stands for the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Transitaires et Assimiliés (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations). This international federation of freight forwarders represents the interests of the industry globally. As an umbrella organisation for the freight forwarding industry, the FIATA’s main objectives are to represent, promote and protect the common interests of its members on an international level by maintaining contact with international and supranational governmental organisations, transport and trade associations. The professional association participates in laying down commercial practices and regulations in international business and deals with general questions regarding trade and traffic. The FIATA has no commercial interest and it has its head office in Glattbrugg, Switzerland.