The Belgian Freight
Forwarding Association

Full Membership

Why become a member?

With membership of FORWARD Belgium:
  • You are kept up to date on all the information needed to carry out your activities thanks to newsletters, seminars and training courses.
  • You have the opportunity to sit on numerous committees and help shape the sector's policy (click here for an overview of the different committees).
  • You receive free advice and assistance from professional staff in all areas related to transport & logistics.
  • You can call in free legal assistance and apply for a free legal quickscan.
  • You can join a specialised forwarding policy.
  • You can purchase the internationally-recognised FIATA documents.
  • You can make use of standard agreements and general terms and conditions (forwarding contract, customs representation contract, fiscal representation contract, Belgian Forwarding Conditions, SLAs, etc.).
  • You can use the FORWARD E-contract application to digitally sign your contracts with your customers/suppliers.
  • You enjoy the exclusive benefits of the cooperation agreements that FORWARD Belgium has concluded with the AAD&A, VAT Administration and Strategic Goods Control Service.
  • You can use a Compliance Tool (for a fee) designed for customs representatives/AEOs.
  • You can stay in touch with many interesting contacts during the various networking events.

How to become a member?

Companies operating as commission agent-forwarder, transport commission agent, customs representative, transport organiser and logistics service provider and holding the Transport Organiser Permit (commission agent-forwarder/transport commission agent/transport broker) or accredited as a customs representative may join FORWARD Belgium.

If you would like to apply for membership, please download the application form and return it, duly completed and signed, accompanied by the following attachments:

  • Copy of transport organiser permit or certificate of accreditation as customs representative.
  • Memorandum of association (extracts from the commercial register or from the annexes to the Belgian Official Journal).

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Following receipt of the required documents, your application will be presented at the next board meeting.

We will issue an invoice once this application has been approved. Membership will commence upon receipt of payment.

For more information regarding membership, please contact the FORWARD Belgium Secretariat.

Membership fee

The membership fee is fixed annually at the statutory general meeting in February.

This sum comprises the following:

€620
a one-off
entry fee
+
€1050
an annual
contribution per
company
+
€65
an additional
annual amount per
employee

A separate membership-fee scheme has been drawn up for companies belonging to a holding structure. Please contact the secretariat if you would like more information.