New IATA Guidance Prepares for Global Vaccine Distribution

posted on 16th November 2020 by Eddie Saunders
New IATA Guidance Prepares for Global Vaccine Distribution

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released guidance to ensure that the air cargo industry is ready to support the large-scale handling, transport and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. IATA’s Guidance for Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Logistics and Distribution provides recommendations for governments and the logistics supply chain in preparation for what will be the largest and most complex global logistics operation ever undertaken.  

Reflecting the complexity of the challenge, the Guidance was produced with the support of a broad range of partners, including  the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),  International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA),  International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UK Civil Aviation Authority, World Bank,  World Customs Organization (WCO) and  World Trade Organization (WTO).