Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) Update

Following the signing into law of the Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007 legislation requiring the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a system for industry to screen 100 per cent of cargo transported on passenger aircraft at a level of security commensurate with the level of security of passenger checked baggage, within […]


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Following the signing into law of the Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007 legislation requiring the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a system for industry to screen 100 per cent of cargo transported on passenger aircraft at a level of security commensurate with the level of security of passenger checked baggage, within three years.

In addition, the legislation set an interim milestone to screen 50 per cent of all cargo shipped on passenger aircraft within 18 months of enactment on February 1, 2009. The impact of the Act is that all cargo uplifted in the US must be screened at the piece level by TSA approved methods prior to being loaded onto a passenger aircraft. We are currently only less than 100 days from this first significant milestone.

The Default Insurance Program-DIP policy was concluded in August 2001, and only TAFA ordinary members, which number about 100 out of 136 of total members, of high standard and good financial strength were allowed to participate in this program. Th e DIP program took off on 1 October 2001 with 55 TAFA agents and 38 airlines participating.

The original policy would cover 45 days of aggregated sales amounting to TSA is utilising several approaches to ensure the screening milestones are attained. These include the following: