Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association was established in 1979 in Dar Es Salaam, by a small group of Freight Forwarders who saw a need to meet the professional demands of its members.
TAFFA is a member of FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations. TAFFA has over 600 firms in membership at national level. The association’s interests and priorities are articulated by the Federation of East Africa Freight Forwarders Association (FEAFFA).
TAFFA was formed primarily to bring together in one body all the firms in the Freight Forwarding industry. It over sees the critical role played by the Customs functions and trade facilitation in general. Whilst the industry has been facing challenges related to service delivery, professionalism and self-regulation, the introduction of TAFFA has expanded the scope of operation for customs clearing and freight forwarding Agents by putting policies to ensure improved service delivery, professionalism and adherence to standards for the industry to remain relevant to the changing Customs operating environment in the EAC region and beyond. In this respect, there are already a number of initiatives to enhance the capacity and competitiveness of the industry in collaboration with Federation of East African Forwarders Association (FEAFFA).
TAFFA has result-oriented membership requirements to ensure service quality of member Agents and accept strong, highly experienced Freight Forwarders who are committed to cooperate and work together as a team.
INTERGRITY, UNITY & PROFESSIONALISM
"To become the leading and highly respected institution by the freight forwarders in the EAC, SADC, COMESA – Customs Union Region and beyond."
TAFFA strives to live by its vision statement and corporate slogan by advocating the following business goals that are embodied in the initials of our organization.
"To represent and support members of the Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association in providing the highest level of Quality and Professional services to their clients."
To combine and harmonize aggressive Freight forwarders and logistics companies with qualified partners and services that bring competitive advantages to provide the best service value for their clients.
Providing central, organization for those engaged in the profession of Clearing and Forwarding business.
To promote collaboration between member companies in order to increase shipment volume, productivity and profitability in a secure business environment.
- To unite into a cohesive organisation, as Bona fide Freight Forwarders those engaged in the business of clearing and Forwarding.
- To support and protect the character, status and interest of the local and foreign Freight Forwarders by establishing uniform trade practice and regulations and eliminating trade evils and abuses.
- To adjust disputes and difficulties between members and others and to establish and promulgate generally proper rules and regulations for arbitrating same.
- To deal with all questions affecting the interest of clearing and freight forwarding Fraternity at large, and to initiate and watch over , and if necessary to petition Authorities in relation to legislation or measure affecting clearing and Freight Forwarding to procure changes of law or practice or routine or regulations, or to promote improvement in the principles or trade in relation to the business of the members of this association.
To act as the mouthpiece of the members who are licensed Freight Forwarding companies, individuals and institutions in the country. To act on behalf of governmental and international organizations as their Agency to overlook fair play in the industry by all stakeholders under special arrangement. Ensure that high standard of professional etiquette and practices are maintained among members of the association.