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Membership Application Conditions & Procedures

Apply for Overseas Member There are three types of WIFFA Members:

  • ● Chief Member(China Only)
  • ● Reputation Member (including Wholesaler Member and Booking Member, China Only)
  • ● Overseas Member
  • Detailed application conditions, approval procedures, rights and obligations are as listed below.

1. Chief Member

  • The highest level members covering all major ports in China, who are trustworthy companies with the best business performance and service at FCL, LCL, dangerous product, cold storage, multimodal transport and air freight etc.
  • 1) Application Conditions
    • a. Registered capital must be over 5 million Yuan.
    • b. Business operation more than 8 years.
    • c. Annual business volume at minimum 20 thousand of TEU.
    • d. Minimum 50 full-time staff.
    • e. Minimum business turnover at 100 million Yuan.
    • Chief Member's application conditions must meet at least three of the above five ones.
  • 2) Contribution Conditions
    • Must contribute its unique services and share its advantages with other members at FCL, LCL, dangerous goods, refrigerated, intermodal, air freight or valuable resources of government, technology, financial and customs etc.
  • 3) Approval Procedures
    • a. Must provide WIFFA Application Form and business license copy.
    • b. Preliminary approval by Port Chairman. Port Chairman, Vice Port Chairman and Vice Port Secretary General will visit the candidate company and present an impression report to WIFFA Secretariat and WIFFA Chairman for record keeping.
    • c. Candidate company's legal representative signs "WIFFA Integrity Treaty", "WIFFA Platform Acceptance" and "WIFFA Rules".
    • d. WIFFA Secretariat makes announcement to all WIFFA members nationwide. If there is objection raised by any other members with convictive evidence, the member candidate will have no right to apply for WIFFA member.
    • e. WIFFA Platform access authorization will be open, WIFFA Member Certificate will be issued after candidate member settling the payment of membership fees and to be WIFFA's official Chief Member.
  • 4) Rights & Obligations
    • a. Through WIFFA Platform's promotion and brand forge to make Chief Member of each port become the most professional, strong and competitive company in China and the world with one specific advantage.
    • b. Chief Member may enjoy services of releasing freight rate and booking plan on WIFFA Platform and have rights to establish cooperation with WIFFA Reputation Member and conduct online business transaction.
    • c. Chief Members may enjoy cooperation with high reputations of each other and enjoy financing, releasing B/L without payment.
    • d. Chief Member may get overseas tender and strive for government project's benefit by joining together under WIFFA.
    • e. Chief Member may enjoy centralized booking, purchasing and any other new business model developed by WIFFA at the first place.
    • f. Chief Member may enjoy as the first recommended company to Overseas Member.
    • g. Chief Member may enjoy bank financing, loan without mortgage by its high reputation.
    • h. Chief Member should comply with all WIFFA treaty and contribute its advantage to WIFFA. Member should not damage WIFFA's reputation.
    • i. Member may enjoy all WIFFA services once paid the membership fee.

2. Reputation Member

  • There are two kinds of Reputation Members, they are Wholesaler Member and Booking Member. Reputation Member is qualified to do online business transaction with Chief Member or authorized by WIFFA Secretariat.
  • 1) Application Conditions
    • a. Candidate company must be established more than 5 year.
    • b. Candidate must be freight forwarding company with first grade freight forwarding or NVOCC qualification.
    • c. Candidate must be recommended by another freight forwarding company.
    • Candidate must meet with all above three conditions at the same time.
  • 2) Approval Procedures
    • a. Candidate company must provide WIFFA Application Form and business license copy.
    • b. Preliminary approval by Port Chairman and it must be evaluated together with Vice Port Chairman and Vice Port Secretary General.
    • c. Candidate company's legal representative signs "WIFFA Integrity Treaty", "WIFFA Platform Acceptance" and "WIFFA Rules".
    • d. WIFFA Secretariat makes announcement to all WIFFA members nationwide. If there is objection raised by any other members with convictive evidence, the member candidate will have no right to apply for WIFFA member.
    • e. WIFFA Platform access authorization will be open, WIFFA Member Certificate will be issued after candidate member settling the payment of membership fees and to be WIFFA's official Reputation Member.
  • 3) Rights & Obligations
    • a. Enjoy cooperation and booking with Chief Member.
    • b. Enjoy using WIFFA Platform. Enjoy mutual cooperation and mutual agency between Credit Members.
    • c. Enjoy loss reimbursement by Freight Credit Union.
    • d. Enjoy participating in all WIFFA activities.
    • e. Enjoy upgrading to WIFFA Chief Member.
    • f. Member should comply with all WIFFA treaty and contribute its advantage to WIFFA. Member should not damage WIFFA's reputation.
    • g. Member may enjoy all WIFFA services once paid the membership fee.

Apply for Overseas Member 3. Overseas Member

  • WIFFA cooperates with international associations and organizations to develop Overseas Members. WIFFA will recommend Chief Member to sign agency agreement with Overseas Member. Reputation Member may enjoy overseas agency through Chief Member.
  • 1) Application Conditions
    Candidate must meet the following conditions:
    • a. The company must be founded more than 5 years.
    • b. Recommended by an international association or organization.
    • c. Cooperation contract, agreement with a partnership company in China will be a plus.
  • 2) Approval Procedures
    • a. Provide complete filled-out WIFFA Application Form and business license copy.
    • b. WIFFA Secretariat will investigate its credit and reputation.
    • c. The company's authorized representative to sign "WIFFA Membership Agreement" with company chop.
    • d. WIFFA Secretariat makes announcement to all WIFFA members. If there is objection raised by any other members with convictive evidence, the member candidate will have no right to apply for WIFFA member.
    • e. WIFFA Platform access authorization will be open, WIFFA Member Certificate will be issued after member candidate settling the payment of membership fees and to be WIFFA's official Reputation Member.
  • 3) Rights & Obligations
    • a. Have the right to check all other members' information in WIFFA Platform. To be chosen as one of WIFFA Chief Member's cooperation partners.
    • b. Have the right to be authorized as WIFFA's general agency in the region for member who has more than 1 year cooperation with WIFFA and has no bad record.
    • c. The right to use WIFFA Freight-Pay to ensure the safety of bills and payment.
    • d. Member should comply with all WIFFA treaty and contribute its advantage to WIFFA. Member should not damage WIFFA's reputation.
    • e. Member may enjoy all WIFFA services once paid the membership fee.