ICAO pushes for strengthening air cargo security

First joint conference with WCO to enhance coordination between aviation security and customs authorities

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Raymond Benjamin, secretary general of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), said that air cargo security should be strengthened further with the use of technology and advance information on cargo shipments. Speaking at the first joint conference organized by the Singapore Ministry of Transport and Singapore Customs in cooperation with ICAO and the World Customs Organization (WCO) in Singapore on Thursday, Benjamin said customs authorities and security regulators could boost air cargo security by deciding on how advance cargo information can be collected, assessed and used to mitigate risks.

The two-day conference being attended by 300 aviation security and customs authorities from 40 countries is looking into means to enhance coordination between aviation security and customs authorities.