Beginning 1st March 2019, new airfreight security arrangements take effect which will mean that ALL export air cargo will be required to be examined at a piece-level OR originate from a known consigner.
These rules have been in use for US-bound air cargo since mid-2017 and are now being made uniform across all air cargo.
For exporting businesses, it is important that you are aware of the changes and what you should do to ensure you and your customers are not delayed or charged unforeseen costs.
If you want us to have a look at your situation, get advice on your options or seek guidance throughout the process, get in touch with us now.
For businesses that export, you will need to decide either to a) Register yourself as a known consignor OR b) Have cargo examined at piece level by a Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA).
A) The Known Consignor Scheme gives your business the ability to meet its security requirements without needing a piece-level examination. Instead, you will be accountable for securing air cargo & proving necessary security measures. Information on the Known Consignor Scheme is available on the Home Affairs website.
B) Piece-level is the examination of cargo at its lowest level before its packed into unit load devices or pallets. The Examination is performed by a RACA using methods that include X-ray, Electronic Metal Detection, explosive trace detection & physical examination. The home Affairs website offers a list of registered RACA’s or you can register to become one yourself.
Chat with a CVEN specialist if you have any questions on how this may impact your business – we do this kind of thing all the time & can guide you through the procedures.