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Air Cargo Group Urges Wider International Cooperation on Airfreight Screening Programs

The International Air Cargo Association has applauded the recent agreements forged by authorities around the world to mutually recognize other countries' airfreight screening regimes. But more nations should follow the lead of these trailblazing countries, TIACA says.

"We strongly support efforts to enhance security of the air cargo supply chain without unduly disrupting vital commercial flows," TIACA Chairman Michael Steen said in a statement. "Mutual recognition of robust security regimes is an important way to further this goal, so we commend the U.S., EU, Swiss and Canadian authorities for their recent announcements in this regard."

On June 1, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and the European Commission began mutually recognizing each other's airfreight security protocols, a directive that also extends to Switzerland. The U.S. inked a similar deal with Canada in late May.

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Keywords: international trade, air cargo security screening, supply chain risk management, international air cargo safety regulations

"We strongly support efforts to enhance security of the air cargo supply chain without unduly disrupting vital commercial flows," TIACA Chairman Michael Steen said in a statement. "Mutual recognition of robust security regimes is an important way to further this goal, so we commend the U.S., EU, Swiss and Canadian authorities for their recent announcements in this regard."

On June 1, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and the European Commission began mutually recognizing each other's airfreight security protocols, a directive that also extends to Switzerland. The U.S. inked a similar deal with Canada in late May.

Read Full Article


Keywords: international trade, air cargo security screening, supply chain risk management, international air cargo safety regulations