CIRCULAR 104-AT/25 01 CIRCULAR AIR FREIGHT AND AIR MAIL AFRICA Prepared By the Secetariat and Issued urde the diregtao at the CmaciJ qE ICAO INTERNATlONAL CIViL AVIATION ORGAN12 ATION MONTREAL CANADA
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Origin of the Study 1. This study of the development of international air freight and air mail services operated to, from and within the African region has been undertaken directly as a result of a request made by the Representatives on the ICAO Council of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, supported by the Representatives of the Malagasy Republic, the People's Republic of the Congo and Tunisia 2/. Dated 15 June 1967, this request was examined b the Air Transport Committee and, on the basis of the ommittee's recom- mendation , approved unanimously by the Council on 2 November 1967 k/. 2. The request was made in accordance with the terms of Resolution A14-34 adopted by the Assembly of ICAO at its Fourteenth Session in Rome in September 1962. Under the same authority two other regional studies of air freight have been published by the Organization, namely, Air Freight in the Latin American Region 61 and Air Freight in the Europe-Mediterranean Region u. The text of Resolution Al4-34 reads as follows "WHEREAS there is general recognition of the growing importance of the air freight sector of air transport and WHEREAS the Secretariat has recently concluded a broad study of the world-wide air freight activity in Doc 8235-/937, providing background information of a general nature and WHWEAS further projection of this research with more specific reference to various eographi c areas would render a valuable contribution to Member States of the Organization THE ASSEMBLY RESOLVES that the Council, at the request of a number of States, should, as resources permit, undertake studies of air freight for particular large geographic areas. These studies should include, in so far as possible, trends and developments within the area, the importance of air freight in the general economy and in relation to air transport as a whole, and any significant problems or obstacles which may be retarding the development of air freight. " 1/ The States included in this region are listed in Appendix 3. - 21 See AT-wP/. - 3/ 1st Meeting, LX11 Session, 18 September 1967. - 4/ see -/4672. - 5/ 3rd Meeting, LXII Session. - 6/ Doc 8487-AT/720, June 1965. - 71 Circular 97-AT.118, May 1970. -
ii ICAO Circular 104-/25 3. It may be observed that Resolution A14-34 refers only to air freight and not to air mail and indeea the two other regional Freight studies ao not aeal with air mail. The Council, however, following the Committee's recommendation, decided that it would be appropriate, in compliance with the terms of the request, to include air mail in this case. Terns or reference and time-table 4. The general terms of reference for regional freight studies are given in the resolving clause of Resolution A14-34 quoted in paragraph 2 above. On the recommendation of the Air Transport Comtnfttee / these have been expanded and made sotaewht mare precise and may be stated as followS a The study should cover international air freight and air mail services operated to, Prom and within the African region, touching on domestic operations only where these affect the regional situation, It should deal, in so fw as possible, with i trends and developments within the region ii the impartance af air freight and air mail in the general economy and in relation to air transport as a whole and iii significant problems or obstacles which may be retarding the development of air freight or air mail. b The part of the study dealing with air mail should be i kept separable from that dealing with air freight ii coordinated with any other work on air mail done by the WU or ICAO and iii prepared on the basis of consultation with the UPU on all issues on which that Organization may claim jurisdiction ./ c The study should also i reach conclusions as appropriate i i include suggested measures to further the development of air freight and air mail and iii be, as far as possible, of practical value as a reference work . 81 See C-W/4672, paragraphs 6 and 8. - g/ See Air Transport Committee Minutes, 2nd Meeting, LXVII Session, paragraph 2. -