Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS)

Although it has not been identified as a replacement for the 100 per cent screening, the US is currently directing efforts at a new programme known as the Air Cargo Advance Screening Programme (ACAS), initiated jointly by the US Customs and Border Protection and the Transport Security Agency (TSA).


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Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS)

Although it has not been identified as a replacement for the 100 per cent screening, the US is currently directing efforts at a new programme known as the Air Cargo Advance Screening Programme (ACAS), initiated jointly by the US Customs and Border Protection and the Transport Security Agency (TSA). The idea behind this initiative is that security requires proper risk assessment and that this assessment needs to be completed before loading a consignment onboard an aircraft. To date, the US authorities have conducted some initial ACAS pilots with the express industry to receive data in advance of loading. They are now initiating similar pilots with the passenger airlines that carry cargo with this next phase involving both forwarders and airlines. Pilots for all-cargo airlines and mail will also be conducted in the near future.