Second ICAO Meeting On Air Cargo Development In Africa
The Second ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa builds upon the Declaration on the Development of Air Cargo in Africa, adopted in Lomé, Togo, on 7 August 2014 (the “Lomé Declaration”). Through this strategic document, participants from 22 States, international organizations and aviation stakeholders, decided to take action for the sustainable development of air cargo in Africa in several key areas including: liberalization of market access and air carrier ownership and control; cooperation throughout the cargo supply chain; security and facilitation; funding for infrastructure and intermodal integration; support to remote or peripheral destinations; taxes and user charges; capacity-building for qualified personnel; fleet modernization; and adherence to international instruments.
This Meeting will allow policy-makers, air transport regulators, representatives from the aviation industry and other stakeholders, to review progress towards implementation of the Lomé Declaration, identify challenges and opportunities, and agree on a Roadmap for priority actions, building on the decisions of the 39th ICAO Assembly. It will also contribute to the cooperative activities between ICAO, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).