ocational Training and Education Authority has granted TAFFA Institute of Shipping and Logistics certificate of preliminary registration to provide training in Commercial Services at Ilala district Gerezani ward.
The institute certified the requirements for preliminary registration under the provision of vocational training cap 82, according to the registration certificate that was issued on 25th May this year.
Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association (TAFFA) was established in 1979 to represent all the clearing and forwarding firms in TANZANIA. Today the Association has a membership base of over 700 clearing and forwarding companies that are licensed.
The Association is a founder member of the Private Sector Federation of Tanzania. The formation of the Association was initiated by the Ministry of home affairs that was keen to see growth of the clearing and forwarding industry.
The Ministry thus directed that an association to represent all firms in the industry be formed to monitor and evaluate the potential performance of the same but above all develop capacity building mechanisms and support systems that would promote sustainable development of the industry as far as economic growth and quality standards are concerned.
Formation of the Association was therefore viewed as a vehicle for bringing together all companies in the clearing and forwarding fraternity to collectively identify and work on gaps that had over the years affected and tainted this profession.
The fundamental aspect that led to the formation of TAFFA was to ensure that checks and balances through self-regulation and promotion of adaptation of best practices and enhanced professionalism are upheld by all its members.
TAFFA is a member of the Federation of East African Freight Forwarders Associations (FEAFFA), the apex body of clearing and forwarding agents in the East African region. FEAFFA aims at promoting a professional freight logistics industry for trade facilitation and regional economic growth. FEAFFA strives to address the challenges experienced by its members at Association and firm levels through provision of training and other aspects of capacity building. It advocates for the removal of barriers that impede the full implementation of the East African Community (EAC) Customs Union. Other members of FEAFFA include Uganda Freight Forwarders Association (UFFA), Rwanda Freight Forwarders Association (RWAFFA), Zanzibar Freight Forwarders Bureau (ZFB), Kenya International Freight and Warehousing Association (KIFWA) and Association Burundaise des Agences en Douane et Transitaires (ABADT).