We are here to represent and support Canada’s Trade & Logistics member firms.
Whatever your role in the movement of goods, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association is important. Whether you’re a freight forwarder, freight broker, customs broker, warehouse operator or drayage operator, we offer support, advocacy and the stature of our world-class CIFFA brand. To a shipper or importer, we provide a list of highly professional supply chain companies, all of whom operate using CIFFA Standard Trading Conditions. To the providers of goods and services and to carriers in all modes, we facilitate access to some 300+ regular member firms.
The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association was founded September 1948 in Montreal. It was started by a small group of freight forwarders who saw a need to create an industry association to meet the professional demands of its members. Their original goals were simple:
While we have certainly grown and evolved, those founding principles still remain today.
“I am honoured to have been appointed the President of the Board of Directors for CIFFA on May 10, 2023. It is with great enthusiasm that I step into this role, fully aware of the immense responsibility that comes with it.
"I am committed to upholding the principles that CIFFA stands for, and I pledge to devote myself to the continued success of the association.
“I want to thank all of our members for the opportunity to represent you as the President of CIFFA’s Board of Directors. I look forward to the ongoing work to raise our industry’s profile, and I hope to see all of you at our networking events.”
Arnon Melo - CIFFA President
Commitment to full compliance with both the letter and the spirit of the antitrust laws is a fundamental commitment of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders
Every CIFFA Regular member pledges to abide by this professional code of conduct, which states:
Failure to comply with the CIFFA Code of Ethics may result in suspension or cancellation of membership.