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International Air Transport Association (IATA)


Quebec, Canada



Description: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines.

IATA represents some 265 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. IATA also supports many areas of aviation activity and the formulation of industry policy on critical aviation issues.

Organization Type: International Trade Association
Issue areas covered:

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 42nd edition of the regulations came into effect on 1 January 2016.

There is a cooperation agreement between the OIE and IATA.

Key opportunities and dates for input: 
Requirements for participation: 

Not known. Contact IATA directly.

Advocacy Opportunities:
  • There are advocacy opportunities in strengthening/extending the IATA Live Animal Regulations.

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