ATA is cooperating closely with a number of affiliated organizations trying to set standards for animal welfare and safety in the shipping industry, to prevent illegal trafficking and shipping and to help implementing regulations where possible.


AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.

More than 1,100 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research institutions in 50 countries/regions have earned AAALAC accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to responsible animal care and use. These institutions volunteer to participate in AAALAC's program, in addition to complying with all applicable local and national laws that regulate animal research.

Why is AAALAC's role important?

For some, animal research is a controversial topic. But like others in the animal welfare arena, AAALAC endorses the use of animals to advance medicine and science when there are no non-animal alternatives, and when it is done in an ethical and humane way.

When animals are used, AAALAC works with institutions and researchers to serve as a bridge between progress and animal well-being. This is done through AAALAC's voluntary accreditation process in which research programs demonstrate that they meet the minimum standards required by law, and are also going the extra step to achieve excellence in animal care and use.

AAALAC International envisions a world where excellence in animal welfare and science converge.

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

Is a membership association of professionals employed around the world in academia, government, and private industry who are dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals, as well as the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit people and animals.

Air Cargo Belgium (ACB)

As the air cargo community representation, ACB strives to make BRUcargo the most attractive, efficient, innovative and successful logistical platform.

On behalf of airlines, handlers, forwarders, the airport authority and other stakeholders, we set out strategic and ambitious goals for the development of air cargo. We put in place procedures for improved operations, take the lead in projects and we get in contact with all stakeholders and government agencies to address topics of common interest. We do this by a strong community cooperation and approach.

At all times, our goals and objectives are in the interest of the air cargo community as a group and to the overall benefit of our industry.



Federation of National Associations of Cargo Agencies and International Logistics Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean (ALACAT)

Is the Federation of National Associations of Cargo Agencies and International Logistics Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean. Conceived with the intention of achieving objectives and purposes such as; the hierarchy of the activities of the Cargo Agents and the international logistic operators, the defense of the rights and interests of its associates in the framework of the strictest business ethics and strict compliance with the legislation in force.

The common interest of its founders for the development of the international burden, especially in the area covered by the Federation, in collaboration with national and international institutions for the improvement of transport and in the improvement of its infrastructure. To fight for the facilitation of logistic processes, secure commerce and the development of management systems that support operations through increasingly developed and reliable electronic systems.

The training of the employed personnel and the generation of new professionals has been and will continue to be a constant maxim of work and common interest.




International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Focuses on animals' safety and welfare

Animals have been transported by air since the early 1930's. In today's modern world, carriage of live animals by air is considered the most humane and expedient method of transportation over long distances.

IATA's Live Animals Regulations (LAR) is the worldwide standard for transporting live animals by commercial airlines. Whether it is a pet, an animal transported for zoological or agricultural purposes or for any other reason, the objective of the LAR is to ensure all animals are transported safely and humanely by air. The 45th edition of the regulations came into effect on 1 January 2019.


The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

TIACA represents, supports, informs and connects every element of the global air freight supply chain. 


United for Wildlife

United for Wildlife works to tackle illegal wildlife trade by bringing together conservation organisations, governments, and global corporations. Led by The Duke of Cambridge and The Royal Foundation, United for Wildlife is working to protect endangered species like elephants, rhinos, tigers and pangolins so they can share our world with future generations. 


The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH)

An intergovernmental organisation working across borders to improve the health of animals and therefore, our future.

WOAH is the global authority on animal health. Founded in 1924 as the Office International des Epizooties (OIE), in May 2003 they adopted the common name World Organisation for Animal Health. An intergovernmental organisation, they focus on transparently disseminating information on animal diseases, improving animal health globally and thus build a safer, healthier and more sustainable world.