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The In­ter­na­tional Air Cargo As­so­ci­a­tion (TIACA) ex­pressed con­cern that the new EU Reg­u­la­tions on cargo se­cu­rity, which will be ef­fec­tive on July 1, 2014 fall out­side in­dus­try goals of a com­mon, uni­fied ap­proach to global se­cu­rity stan­dards. Al­though TIACA

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“:KLOh WKh eU YLhZV WKhVh A&&3 reg­u­la­tions as an im­por­tant step to­wards en­sur­ing a more se­cure and ef­fi­cient VuSSOy FKaLQ oYhr WKh OoQJ WhrP, WKhrh arh sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenges to im­ple­ment­ing WKhP Vo TuLFNOy. AOWKouJK Zh ZhOFoPh WKh eu­roShaQ &oPPLVVLoQ’V rhFhQW ouWrhaFK Wo LQGuVWry VWaNhKoOGhrV, WKhrh LV VWLOO OLWWOh FoQVLVWhQFy aPoQJ eU/efTA 0hPEhr States re­gard­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion SroFhVV, aQG VLJQLILFaQWOy Porh ouWrhaFK LV QhhGhG EhWZhhQ WKh eU aQG QoQ-eU FLYLO aYLaWLoQ auWKorLWLhV,” VWaWhG Oliver Evans, Chair­man, TIACA.

TIACA supports the process of de­vel­op­ing stan­dards on a global, rather than re­gional or uni­lat­eral ba­sis. “We also IuOOy VuSSorW rhFoJQLVLQJ WKh auGLW PhWKoGV oI oWKhr FouQWrLhV’ FLYLO aYLaWLoQ auWKorLWLhV, sim­i­lar to the mu­tual recog­ni­tion be­tween WKh eU, 6ZLWzhrOaQG, WKh U6A, aQG &aQaGa as a log­i­cal means to ac­com­plish global VhFurLWy hIIhFWLYhOy aQG hIILFLhQWOy,” VaLG Evans. Ac­cord­ing to the as­so­ci­a­tion, it is FrLWLFaO Wo ILQG ZayV IorZarG WKaW hQKaQFh VhFurLWy EuW ZKLFK Go QoW GLVruSW YLWaO com­mer­cial air cargo flows.

TIACA ap­peals to the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion to main­tain vig­i­lance over the rhJuOaWLoQ’V LPSOhPhQWaWLoQ aQG FoQWLQuh hQJaJhPhQW ZLWK WKh LQGuVWry, LQ orGhr Wo aYoLG WKh aLr FarJo VuSSOy FKaLQ EhLQJ dis­rupted. “It is es­sen­tial that air­lines and cargo han­dling or­gan­i­sa­tions con­tinue to WaNh VWhSV Wo oEWaLQ YaOLGaWLoQ EhIorh -uOy 1, 2014, LQ orGhr Wo FoQWLQuh WraQVSorWLQJ FarJo LQWo WKh eU, EuW WKhy VKouOG aGYLVh WKh eU LPPhGLaWhOy oI aQy VLJQLILFaQW im­ped­i­ments to un­der­tak­ing the val­i­da­tion SroFhVV,” oEVhrYhG eYaQV. Hh aOVo SoLQWhG out that as air­lines of dif­fer­ent na­tion­al­i­ties PoVWOy oShraWh ouW oI PuOWLSOh uVhr fa­cil­i­ties in for­eign coun­tries, val­i­da­tion and ac­cred­i­ta­tion should be a mat­ter of in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion to avoid the huge cost and dis­rup­tion of mul­ti­ple au­dits.

TIACA has ex­pressed its com­mit­ment to par­tic­i­pate in con­tin­ued di­a­logue be­tween the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion and LQGuVWry VWaNhKoOGhrV oQ WKh GhYhOoSPhQW oI rLVN-EaVhG aLr FarJo VuSSOy FKaLQ VhFurLWy.

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