ICAO phase out consignor not subject to appropriate authority approval by 2021 – CAD RAR is planning to change in 2018
ICAO requires phasing out by June 2021 of account and other consignors not subject to appropriate authority approval. CAD is planning to implement the change in the coming year, 2018.
Currently there are 4 existing entity under RAR:
Regulated Agents (RA)
Known Consignors (KC)
Account Consignors (AC)
KCs / ACs ‘recognised’ by their partnering RAs/aircraft operators, i.e. not under CAD’s direct approval.
Cargo tendered by KCs/ACs through RAs/aircraft operators not required to undergo security screening.
In the new directional change issued by ICAO, there will be 100% security screening for air cargo to get on a plane.
1) Approved by Authority as a “validated” known consignor (KC)
2) Unknown consignor subject to 100% security screening
3) Approved by Authority that the entity (company) applies sufficient 100% security control that the cargo can be considered securely screened.
The ICAO’s new policy direction seeks to enhance the international standards on air cargo security. It will however necessitate adjustments to the existing Regulated Agent Regime (RAR) in Hong Kong. We will be constantly updating this page as soon as new information is published. Please feel free to bookmark this page and check regularly.
|2016 September||ICAO Secretary General issued a State Letter announcing that consignors not subject to approval by the aviation security authority (ASA) be phased out by 30 June 2021|
|2017 January||CAD issued a notice about New Policy Direction|
|2017 March – April||Security Bureau conducted a survey regarding the new policy direction|
|2017 July and ongoing||Collaborated with industry practitioners in compiling concerns and suggestions|
|2017 September||Alliance attended ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium|
|2017 December||Alliance conducted focus groups to collect concerns.|
|2018 January||Alliance supported “Cargo Forum Day 2018”, which covered this topic. For more information, click here.|
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