New changes to US Air Cargo Screening Requirements
From 1 July 2017, screening requirements for air cargo to the United States (US) will change. These requirements have been imposed on airlines by the US Government. The Australian Government is working with Australian businesses to help them comply with the US requirements, ensure readiness and reduce red tape while enabling a smooth transition.
These changes mean that all air cargo being transported to the US must either be examined at piece level (box, carton, pallet or another deconsolidated form of cargo) or originate from a Known Consignor.
Australian-based exporters, freight forwarders and airlines need to adopt new security measures to comply with the new US requirements.
Australian companies should act now, or they will not be able to export to the US by air after 1 July. This deadline imposed by the US is not negotiable.