"Keeping Australia's
International Trade Moving"




The Australian Peak Shippers' Association (APSA) is the peak body as designated by the Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Transport performing a vital role in protecting Australia's export supply chain.


Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) is Australia's leading representative body for the international supply chain sector bringing together importers, customs brokers, freight forwarders and logistics service providers.

Industry Advocate

  • FTA and APSA continue to successfully represent members (businesses and associations) in mediating commercial outcomes and in representation to government.
  • FTA is a registered lobbyist via the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.


  • APSA is Australia's representative to the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) being the world's leading trade association for shippers engaged in international trade moving goods by all modes of transport.
  • FTA is an Associate Member of the International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA) with a focus on generating legislative and operational improvements for the benefit of both customs brokers and their clients.


FTA and APSA are represented on the following consultative forums:

  • National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF)
  • NCTF Legislative Matters sub-committee
  • NCTF Regulatory Reform sub-committee
  • Trade Facilitation Initiatives Working Group
  • Law Council of Australia Customs and International Trade Committee
  • Air Cargo Security Industry Advisory Forum (ACSIAF)
  • Office of Transport Security (OTS) International Working Group
  • Office of Transport Security (OTS) Domestic Working Group
  • Rail Access Strategy - Port of Melbourne
  • Port Botany Landside Improvement strategy (PBLIS) Mandatory Standards Working Group
  • NSW Ports Cargo Facilitation Committee
  • Department of Agriculture & Water Resources Cargo Consultative Committee(DCCC)
  • Australian Border Force - Trade & Goods Compliance Advisory Group (CAG)
  • Australian Border Force - NSW Trade Facilitation Forum
  • Australian Border Force - Victorian Service Provider Working Group
  • Australian Trusted Trader Industry Advisory Group (IAG)
  • Supply Chain Advisory Network (SCAN)

"Working with the Freight & Trade Alliance has allowed us to effectively engage with border agencies to lead reforms in cargo reporting and declaration requirements to tie in with contemporary business practices - we look forward to your ongoing support in achieving ongoing cost savings and efficiencies in international supply chain management."

Heath Michael
Director Policy - Government and Corporate Relations
Australian Retailers Association

FTA Weekly Report

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