As of July 1 2017, exporters will be unable to send their goods to the US by air unless they comply with new US air cargo screening requirements.
These requirements have been imposed on airlines by the US Government. The Australian Government is working with Australian businesses to help them comply with these US requirements, ensure readiness for the change and reduce red tape while enabling a smooth transition.
We urge any exporters doing business with the US to prepare for this change as the deadline is non-negotiable.
There are two options for meeting the new US requirements:
If you are not a Known Consignor, talk to your freight forwarder about how they will examine or arrange for your cargo to be examined at piece level.
More information including responses to Frequently Asked Questions can be found on and via the Department’s website at https://infrastructure.gov.au/security/air-cargo/us-bound-air-cargo-security-arrangements.aspx
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the Office of Transport Security Guidance Centre on 1300 791 581 between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. You can also subscribe to Air Cargo Security updates here.
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