New Advance Data regulations affecting all sectors of the air freight community were top of the agenda in Brussels last week.
Secretary General Doug Brittin and a delegation from TIACA took part in the three-day meeting of the WCO/ICAO Joint Working Group on Advance Cargo Information (JWGACI) in the Belgian capital.
The Group is working towards standard procedures and protocols for future Advance Data programs globally.
“These programs will have an impact on shippers, forwarders, and airlines, and we are working to ensure the interests of all segments of the air cargo supply chain are considered and represented,” said Doug.
The European Union (EU) and USA programs are closest to implementation, with the EU inbound program (PRECISE) effective beginning in May 2016.
The US program (ACAS) is expected to issue its Notice of Rulemaking in 2016, providing industry further opportunity to comment.
Once effective, every individual shipment moving into or passing through countries with Advance Cargo programs will be required to be analyzed in advance of loading by the destination or transit government to assess risk. Additional screening requirements will be issued if necessary.