Air cargo security

Supply chain security for air cargo is regulated under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (the Act) and the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 (the Regulations).

The purpose of the Act is to establish a regulatory framework to safeguard against unlawful interference with civil aviation and maintain and improve aviation security.

This is done in accordance with international standards and practices set out in Annex 17 of the Chicago Convention administered by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The Department is responsible for administering the Act and the Regulations through the Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA), Accredited Air Cargo Agent (AACA), and Known Consignor Schemes.

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