TSA enforces December deadline for 100 per cent cargo screening

All international passenger carriers will be subjected to the procedure

100 per cent cargo screening December 3 Global Supply-Chain Security initiative international flights TSA US

Cargo on international passenger flights landing in the US will have to undergo 100 per cent screening from 3 December this year, according to the latest Transportation Security Administration (TSA) directive.  

The security effort, said TSA, is one more aspect of its Global Supply-Chain Security initiative that fulfils a requirement of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act. Currently, all cargo on passenger aircraft — both domestic and international — departing US airports undergoes screening. TSA has more than 500 inspectors in the US to ensure compliance with air cargo security regulations. It also has more than 100 internationally-focused inspectors who assess and document security measures at applicable foreign airports.