Applicants must be qualified according to TIFFA’s Articles of Association

Memberships are divided into three categories :

A. Ordinary Member must possess the following qualifications:

          (1) Be a business entity legally licensed to engage in international freight forwarding.
          (2) Have paid-up registered capital of no less than Bt 5,000,000 (Five million baht).
          (3) Having been in the freight forwarding business for no less than one year.
          (4) At least one director in the corporate entity must be a Thai national and this director must be an authorized person
who can act on behalf of the corporate entity.

          - If the Board of Directors of the corporate entity includes a foreign director(s), a Thai director must be among those
whose signatures are appended to any document that is legally-binding upon the corporate entity.
        - Members of the Board of Directors of the corporate entity must have no less than three years of experience in
international freight forwarding business.
          (5) Must participate in the TIFFA’s group Liability Insurance every year.


B. Associate Member :This can be issued to an individual or business entity engaged in trading, industry, or financing
which has been involved with international freight forwarding and is legally registered.

C. Honorary Member :This can be issued to a resourceful person or any individual who the TIFFA Board of Directors
deems has contributed or may contribute to TIFFA and has accepted an invitation to become a member.

Registration Fee and Association Dues:
1. Ordinary Members must pay a registration fee of Bt 25,000 (Twenty-five thousand baht) and Annual Association dues
of Bt 15,000 (Fifteen thousand baht).
 2. Ordinary Members must pay a Liability Insurance premium to the Association every year (The fee will be determined
at a later date).
3. Associate Members must pay a registration fee of Bt 5,000 (Five thousand baht) and Annual Association dues of
Bt 10,000 (Ten thousand baht).
4. Honorary Members are not required to pay any registration fee or Association dues.
Note : -
1. In cases when a member joins mid year, TIFFA will collect a pro-rated fee based on the date of approval until
December 31 of the same year.
2. In cases when upgrading from associate to ordinary member, the member will have to pay an additional fee of Baht
20,000 (The difference between the fees of ordinary and associate members). However, the applicant needs to submit
additional documentation and obtain approval from the TIFFA Board of Directors.
Applying for Membership
- Those wishing to become Ordinary Members or Associate Members of the Association must submit their application to
the Association with the official forms provided.
- Applicants for Ordinary Membership are required to have certified letters from Ordinary Members representatingat
least three companies as well as backup documentation showing proof of jointly conducting freight forwarding
- The Association will dispatch a representative to visit the applicant’s facilities who subsequently submits his/her
findings to the Board of Directors.
Consideration of Membership Application
       The Association’s Secretary-General, or a director appointed in lieu of the Secretary-General, must submit all
applications to the Board of Directors at the first board meeting following receipt of the application. The Secretary-
General must notify in a letter to the applicant the Board’s decision within seven days. An approval requires a vote by at
least three quarters of the Board’s members.
       If applying for an Ordinary Membership, the applicant must wait for the Board of Directors to consider his/her
application for the period of one month and if there is no objection, he/she can become the member.
Membership Start-up
       Membership begins from the day that the applicant pays the membership fee and the Association dues. The Association
will send a letter informing the new member of the fees, after the Board of Directors approve the application.
Documentation to accompany application
1. Company registration certificate.
2. Revenue Department’s commercial registration certificate .
3. Guarantee papers of company establishment (Issued no more than 3 months prior) + Objectives (All pages).
4. Articles of incorporation.
5. Guarantee papers from three Ordinary Members (Signed by authorized officials) with attached documentation such as
in House B/L which proves their experience in conducting Sea Freight transactions in an NVOCC & MTO environment
with certain companies. The applicant must be a freight operator.
6. Documents such as House B/L, the list of foreign trading partners, etc. that show experiences in conducting Freight
Forwarding business for a consecutive period of 1 year.
Note :-
1. Documents pertaining to membership applications must be signed by authorized persons and stamped on every page
with the company seal. The documents can be submitted to the Association’s office.
2. For expedient approval, please check your documentation thoroughly before submission.
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