GACAG warns about use of electronic data for air cargo security

Countries could look at the US’ ACAS programme for guidance

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The Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) has sent out a cautionary note about ad-hoc directives on the utilization of advance electronic data for airfreight security. GACAG has asked governments to take a look to the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot programme that is being used by the US for guidance. GACAG also recommended that authorities be provided with goods declarations and pointed out that governments provide electronic notifications about security concerns, whenever possible.

GACAG chairman Michael Steen commented that it was critical to work with regulators to develop a global, harmonized approach towards airfreight security.