TIACA urges more governments to pursue mutual agreements for security
More countries should follow the lead of the United States, the European Union, Switzerland and Canada in pursuing mutual recognition agreements for air cargo security, says The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
The Association called the agreements between the European Union, Switzerland and the United States and between the US and Canada to recognise each other's security regimes as 'welcomed and sensible progress' towards the shared goals of maintaining the highest levels of air cargo security without impeding international air cargo supply chains.
Michael Steen, Chairman of TIACA, said: "We strongly support efforts to enhance security of the air cargo supply chain without unduly disrupting vital commercial flows. Mutual recognition of robust security regimes is an important way to further this goal, so we commend the US, EU, Swiss and Canadian authorities for their recent announcements in this regard. TIACA will continue to support additional efforts to mutually recognise security regimes and to implement global, harmonised standards."
TIACA says the progress made by governments to recognise each other's national air cargo security regimes will eliminate duplication of security controls and the costs and time delays associated with this whilst ensuring strict air cargo safety and security requirements continue to be met consistently.