From 1-Jul-17 all air cargo to the USA must be screened per piece or be shipped from a registered ‘known consignor’. These new restrictions have been imposed on all airlines by the US Government with all US bound cargo required to be handled under the new requirements.
There are two options for shippers with cargo bound for the USA:
- Goods can be screened at the piece level (goods must be deconsolidated, so a pallet of boxes will have to be broken down and each one screened separately)
- Become a registered ‘known consignor’ so shipments can be transport from the factory to the airline with minimal delay and cost (companies interested in becoming a known consignor can apply with an expression of interest on the Infrastructure.gov.au website)
More information about the new requirements can be found on the Infrastructure website HERE.