RWAFFA is a non-profit organization established to represent all the clearing and forwarding firms in Rwanda. It is a structure of above 200 members who work together with a common goal to provide highly proficient clearing and forwarding services in the East African region.
Without any other in the country, the freight forwarders association, also a founder member of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) brings together all licensed Clearing and Forwarding companies in the country. The nation-wide network of clearing & forwarding firms, whose obligation and objective is to embody the interests of all its members through advocacy and capacity building on both national and regional levels, was formed in 1998 and initiated by the Ministry of Finance with keen interest in the progress of the clearing and forwarding industry in Rwanda and the East African region at large.
Kenya International Freight and Warehousing Association ( KIFWA) is the sole representative of all clearing, forwarding and warehousing companies in Kenya. The formation of KIFWA was born out of the need to form one National body which is cohesive enough to represent the interests of all its members. KIFWA interests were previously served by the Kenya Clearing, Forwarding and Warehousing Association(KCFWA) and Kenya Association of Freight Forwarders(KAFF).
TAFFA is a non-profit organization 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. This has however been an uphill task as changing some members’ perception towards the approach has not been easy.
Uganda Freight Forwarders Association (UFFA) is an umbrella association of logistics companies in Uganda. Membership includes foreign and local companies involved with freight logistics, including customs clearance, transport, shipping, ICD and warehouse operations. The association has 114 members handling over 90% of Uganda import and exports.