Export air freight security

New security screening requirements for exports are nearly here. Are you prepared?

What's the new process?

Only pre-screened freight will be accepted in consolidated format for bypass at the freight terminal. The Department of Home Affairs have outlined what you'll need to do when sending freight from 1 March 2019: 

  • For export air cargo to the US there will be no change, as this cargo is already examined at piece-level. 
  • For export air cargo to destinations other than the US, there will be an increased level of screening required. You should contact your freight forwarder, or Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA), to discuss what the changes will mean for your cargo. 
  • Businesses approved as known consignors (KCs) will be able to use their KC security program for air cargo they export to all international destinations, not just the US.