Security regimes would cause less disruption to supply chains if more countries adopted mutual recognition agreements on air cargo security, according to The International Air Cargo Association.
TIACA said agreements between the EU, Switzerland and the U.S., and between the U.S. and Canada, that recognise each other’s security regimes has improved security without impeding international air cargo supply chains.
Michael Steen, chairman of TIACA, said initiatives that enhanced security without disrupting vital commercial flows were beneficial to all parties and called for globally harmonized standards to eliminate the duplication of security controls and the associated costs and time delays.
“Mutual recognition of robust security regimes is an important way to further this goal, so we commend the U.S., EU, Swiss and Canadian authorities for their recent announcements in this regard,” he said. “TIACA will continue to support additional efforts to mutually recognize security regimes and to implement global, harmonized standards.”
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