"We are a global industry and it is critical that we work with regulators to develop a global, harmonized approach in this area," GACAG Chairman Michael Steen said in a statement. "We believe there will be great value from our industry members' participation in the ACAS pilot in the U.S., and on drawing lessons from that pilot toward a globalized and harmonized outcome."
Still, GACAG touted the use of advance electronic data for assessing risk in the airfreight supply chain, highlighting the World Customs Organization's SAFE Framework of Standards as a good model to follow. But the coalition warned that "non-uniform approaches" to the utilization of advance electronic information could lead to bureaucracy, higher costs and confusion throughout the airline sector.
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