TIACA calls for com­mon global stan­dards for air cargo se­cu­rity screen­ing

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fur­ther test­ing must be con­ducted into the pro­vi­sion of ad­vance data for air cargo and mail parcels se­cu­rity screen­ing. Fur­ther­more, com­mon global stan­dards and pro­ce­dures must be de­vel­oped to avoid po­ten­tially se­ri­ous dis­rup­tion to the flow of world trade, ac­cord­ing to The In­ter­na­tional Air Cargo As­so­ci­a­tion (TIACA).

In his ad­dress to the World Cus­toms Or­ga­ni­za­tion’s (WCO) An­nual Tech­ni­cal Ex­perts Group on Air Cargo Se­cu­rity Con­fer­ence in Brussels, TIACA Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Doug Brit­tin cau­tioned cus­toms reg­u­la­tors against tak­ing uni­lat­eral ac­tion to re­quire sub­mis­sion of cer­tain cus­toms in­for­ma­tion for all air cargo ship­ments, in ad­vance of air­craft de­par­ture. He told del­e­gates ‘we rec­om­mend that all reg­u­la­tory par­ties co­or­di­nate this process through the WCO and that they con­sult more closely with in­dus­try be­fore they move for­ward on es­tab­lish­ing reg­u­la­tions’.

A sim­i­lar process should be fol­lowed to es­tab­lish com­mon pro­ce­dures for mem­ber states’ se­cu­rity reg­u­la­tors to en­sure com­mon cargo screen­ing meth­ods are in place af­ter the anal­y­sis process is com­pleted, he said.

Doug Brit­tin Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of TIACA

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