TSA to instigate 100% air cargo screening requirement in 2011

January 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Aircargo News

AS details surrounding Al-Qaeda’s air cargo bomb plot emerge, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has brought forward its 100 per cent cargo screening target to 31 December 2011.

The earliest possible implementation date for 100 per cent screening was initially thought to be 2013, given the complex challenges associated with screening international inbound cargo carried on passenger aircraft. Now 100 per cent of the cargo that is uplifted on passenger aircraft bound for the US must be screened by the end of this year.

Carriers will have 30-45 days to comment on the new 100 per cent screening requirement, and TSA will review and evaluate the industry comments prior to finalising the requirement effective. [Full story]


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