Date: 05/12/2022

Samir J. Shah elected Vice Chairman of Customs Affairs Institute – FIATA
Mr Samir J. Shah, Advisor FFFAI, present Hon. General Secretary of ACAAI, and Partner in the 67-year-old JBS Group, has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Customs Affairs Institute – FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations).
FIATA is an international body of freight forwarders founded in 1926. It has a membership of more than 150 countries and is headquartered in Geneva. Switzerland.
The Customs Affairs Institute works towards leveraging the partnership between global Customs authorities and forwarders in protecting trade and industry from Customs-related fraud and security threats to improve productivity and revenue. It observes, examines and influences all Customs security policies and works with WCO, WTO, UNECE, UNCTAD, ICC, IRU and other relevant bodies to promote and encourage closer coordination with Customs authorities.
Mr Samir J. Shah is a veteran of the industry, having passed his Customs exam in 1984. He has extensive work experience not only in Customs but also Sea Cargo and Air Cargo Forwarding. He is known for his passion in spreading knowledge in all these verticals, which he takes as his mission. He is a recipient of the World Customs Organization’s Certificate of Merit for rendering exceptional service to the international Customs community. He has received numerous other awards and certificates for work done till date. 
Besides EXIM Logistics, he also works extensively on various associations like Gujarat Chamber of Commerce, TiE, FICCI, CII, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, US-India Importers Council, etc., as per a release.
Source: Exim News Service: Ahmedabad/Geneva, Dec. 4