Export Air Cargo Security is changing on 1 March 2019

Export Air Cargo Security is changing on 1 March 2019

Export Air Cargo Security is changing on 1 March 2019

Dear Exporters,

Please find below information critical to the future of your export AIR business.

It is now just three (3) weeks until 1 March 2019 when export air cargo, regardless of destination, will need to be examined at piece-level or originate from a Known Consignor.

This change is necessary to ensure that Australia is responding to the evolving terrorist threat.

If you haven’t already done so, you now need to finalise arrangements with your air cargo supply chain about:

  • If and how the change will impact your current export arrangements.

For example:

o Possible changes to delivery times or delays

o Possible increases in costs

  • Your options to minimise the impact of the change.

For example:

o Packaging of your products

o Handling of consolidated cargo

o Scheduling of your deliveries

o Flow your cargo is transported

The Department of home affairs is currently managing a large number of Known Consignor applications, so suggest you apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this program. Businesses considering joining the Known Consignor Scheme can find out more on the Department’s website:

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about-us/our-portfolios/transport-security/air-cargo-and-aviation/air-cargo.

NOTE: you do not need to be a Known Consignor to airfreight goods, however it is expected that there might be slight delays in moving your cargo as every piece will need to be x-rayed before departure.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at export@transolve.com.au

The Team at Transolve Global

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