Export air freight security
New security screening requirements for exports are nearly here. Are you prepared?
Export security changes effective from 1 March 2019
New international screening requirements for exports will become the industry standard from 1 March 2019, so will need to be factored into all your future work processes.
Please note that new screening requirements will apply to any freight that is intended for uplift on or after 1 March 2019 irrespective of when it is lodged.
You’ll find all the information you need in our frequently asked questions.
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.
Unprepared for these changes?
For more information, please contact the Department of Home Affairs, or visit their website.