Regulators share data concerns at TIACA summit

Officials at the summit agreed with delegates that the so-called 7 + 1 data set currently used in the pilots is sufficient for civil aviation risk assessment and can be provided early in the supply chain.


Asha Menon CBSA ICAO Kester Meijer KLM Cargo Miami Sue Presti TIACA WCO


Industry must continue to work closely with regulators to ensure impending advance data rules enhance security without impeding cargo flows, delegates at TIACA’s Executive Summit (ES) heard last week.

Representatives from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the European Union (EU), Transport Canada, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the World Customs Organization (WCO), and the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) took to the stage to give updates on their advance data pilot schemes and take questions from delegates.

“This is the first time that the key regulators for all of the advance data programs have sat together with industry to review and discuss how and when the programmes will be implemented and to hear industry’s perspective,” said Doug Brittin, Secretary General, TIACA. “We appreciate this opportunity to have a frank and open discussion as well as their commitment to working with industry.”

Officials at the summit agreed with delegates that the so-called 7 + 1 data set currently used in the pilots is sufficient for civil aviation risk assessment and can be provided early in the supply chain.

Formalisation of advance data regulations is slow however, and solutions are needed to ensure small and medium forwarders will be able to comply and are not put at a commercial disadvantage.