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Air Freight Concerns over New U.S. Security Deadline

Posted January 18, 2015

Under International Trade Issues, U.S. Customs Issues

(Will Waters – Lloyd’s Loading List)

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has raised concerns about the short implementation period for new updates to US freighter security programmes, advising its members that recently released updates to security programmes for all-cargo aircraft in the USA must be implemented by 16 February, 2015.

The updated security programmes, issued by the United States Transport Security Administration (TSA) on 29 December, 2014, affect all US and non US-based freighter aircraft operators within, into, and out of the US.

“The timing of the announcement over the holiday season, and the short implementation period are not ideal,” said Doug Brittin, TIACA secretary general. “While the updates incorporate some ideas which the industry has worked on with the TSA, they do not address the risk-based approach, which we have discussed and fully supported.” Click here to read more.