Transfrigoroute International (TI)

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28 Mar 1955, Basel (Switzerland), as Transfrigoroute Europe, under the auspices of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), and at the request of the Inland Transport Committee of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Present title adopted 26 Oct 1984. Previously also known as International Umbrella Organization for Road Transport of Goods under Controlled Temperatures -- Organisation faîtière du transport routier international à température dirigée -- Dachverband des internationalen Strassentransports temperaturgeführter Güter. Currently also known as Inter-professional Organization Serving Temperature-Controlled Transport and Logistics -- Organisation interprofessionalle au service du transport et de la logistique à température dirigée -- Interprofessionelle Organisation im Dienste des Transports und der Logistik Temperaturgefürther Güter. Statutes adopted 1979. Third revised version of statutes approved by Assembly of Delegates 17 Sep 1994, entered into force 1 Jan 1995. Current version incorporates changed made up to 31 Dec 2004. Registered in accordance with Swiss Civil Code. EU Transparency Register: 49864752280-23.


Take all suitable measures to develop international road transport of refrigerated, frozen or deep-frozen products; study problems relating to development of transport of temperature-controlled foodstuffs and goods in solid or liquid form; contribute to preserving wholesomeness and other characteristics of such perishable goods; improve the logistics of the cold chain, from production to distribution; encourage technical progress; participate in improving security of transportation by road; minimize pollution caused by transport; promote coordination and exchange of experience among national member groups and enterprises; maintain and develop professionalism and increase profitability, productivity and quality of benefits and services.

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'Technical field': prepares, updates and disseminates technical provisions for the manufacture and operation of temperature-controlled equipment; encourages dialogue and exchange of experience among body-builders and manufacturers of refrigerating units, measuring instruments and other appliances. 'Economic and financial field': encourages cooperation between haulier (freight exchange) and takes action against unfair competition. 'Regulatory field': advises and exerts influence on international, European Union and national authorities in their political decision-making. 'Legal field': ensures immediate distribution of information relating to the Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for Such Carriage (ATP), to international, European and national regulations and standards, to the highway code, to working practices and to customs requirements, weights and dimensions. 'Operational field': develops multinational cooperation within the sector and training for drivers. 'Social field': acts as privileged meeting point for all professionals in the temperature-controlled transport industry and takes action on working conditions and personnel training. 'Public field': disseminates information to the public at large via the press, radio and television.

'Means of action' - Organizes: triennial congress; annual meeting; annual forum, in which national and international politicians, administrators and technical experts are invited to participate; seminars; conferences. Adopts resolutions for the attention of inter-governmental organizations. Promotes the profession through press conferences, interviews and articles in the press; provides hauliers with the services of a network of lawyers; disseminates technical documents (technical provisions, brochures, driver manuals, etc); assists in establishing Transfrigoroute national groups being established in member countries (currently 25) and carries out surveys through them. Frigoclub International promotes commercial cooperation among ATP transporters.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros A); United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 30 countries
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