Significant 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).
A healthy air cargo industry is essential in helping the U.S. government achieve its goal of doubling U.S. exports by 2015, Ray H LaHood, U.S Secretary of Transportation told delegates at the 26th International Air Cargo Forum + Exposition in Atlanta.
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.