By Chisomo Phiri
Indigenous Customs Clearing and Forwarding Association (ICCAFA) says it will hold its 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) from November 18 to 19 in Mangochi.
Speaking in an interview with local media on Sunday, ICCAFA General Secretary(GS) Yohane Kapalamula said the AGM will be held under the theme ‘Customs brokers’ role in the supply chain’.
He said the conference will provide an opportunity for clearing agents to interact and exchange experiences they encounter in their day-to-day work.
“It is, therefore, a must-attend conference for all members,” he said.
In an earlier interview, ICCAFA President Vusi Chirwa said this year’s conference will bring together high-level speakers and guest speakers from different institutions who will share experience in the industry and what services they expect from customs brokers.
He said: “The conference will discuss, among other things, ethics, and professionalism in the freight forwarding and customs clearing industry.
“Trade facilitation by customs clearing agents, the bottlenecks the industry is facing in executing their duties and solutions to the challenges in the industry.”
ICCAFA is a registered association of clearing agents in Malawi, recognised by the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA).
The association’s ideals include collective bargaining with stakeholders in the industry, strengthening local capacity, prioritising financial resources based on need assessment, empowering members with new and appropriate knowledge.