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Are you selling goods into the US via air? Regulatory changes enter into force this 1 July and you must act now to get ready for the change

21.06.2017 Lisa McAuley
Are you selling goods into the US via air? Regulatory changes enter into force this 1 July and you must act now to get ready for the change

In less than a couple of weeks any Australian companies that is doing business with the US and shipping any products in via air then you need to be aware of important information that is critical to securing the future of your US export business.

Quick facts:  

- You will be unable to export to the US by air after 1 July unless you comply with new US air cargo screening requirements.
- These requirements have been imposed on airlines by the US Government.
- All air cargo being transported to the US must either be examined at piece level (box, carton, pallet or another deconsolidated form of cargo) or originate from a Known Consignor.
- Australian-based exporters, freight forwarders and airlines need to adopt new security measures to comply with the new US requirements.
- The Australian Government is working with Australian businesses to help them comply with these US requirements, ensure readiness for the change and reduce red tape while enabling a smooth transition.

You must act now to get ready for the change. This deadline is non-negotiable.

What should you do?

You essentially have two options for meeting these requirements:

Option 1: Using an Australian Government-approved freight agent who can examine your US-bound air cargo.

VIEW LIST OF APPROVED REGULATED AIR CARGO AGENTS

Option 2: Being approved as a Known Consignor, so you can secure air cargo originating from your business to minimise potential delays and costs. To apply and become a Known Consignor you will need to fill in an expression of interest.

COMPLETING A KNOWN CONSIGNOR APPLICATION

Assistance

Option 1: Access the ECA’s coaching program for one on one support.

MORE INFORMATION

Option 2: Join us for a webinar on the 5th July hosted by the ECA with a special presentation from the Office of Transport Security to understand your options to comply. 

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR

 

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