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What you need to know: Important Changes to Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program

March 8, 2016

 

Starting October 17, 2016, changes to Transport Canada requirements will allow for air cargo to be screened and made secure as early as the time it is packed, and up until the time it is tendered to an air carrier. If a business wants to be involved in screening, storing, transporting, tendering and / or accepting secure air cargo, it can apply to participate in Transport Canada’s Air Cargo Security Program. The Air Cargo Security Program focuses on a Secure Supply Chain approach in which air cargo is kept secure and free from tampering while being handled at different stages of its journey.

 

Transport Canada has begun accepting applications under new Air Cargo Security Program participant categories. Applications should be received by March 31, 2016 in order to be processed by the October 17, 2016 coming-into-force date for new air cargo security regulations.

 

Applications will continue to be received and processed after that date. However, with the expected surge in applications over the coming weeks, Transport Canada cannot guarantee applications received after March 31st will be processed before the October coming-into-force date.

 

Additional information:

 

 

TO LEARN MORE:

 

A webinar is being hosted by Transport Canada on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at 1:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time. This event is co-hosted with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.

The webinar will explain upcoming changes to the Air Cargo Security Program, how supply chain members will be affected, and the options for businesses to participate in the Program.

Those wishing to participate in the webinar must have a computer or another device with access to the internet (for video) and a phone line (for audio).

 

If you wish to participate in the webinar, please register for the meeting using link below.

 

Questions regarding the Air Cargo Security Program can be directed to:

 

Jim Wang

Air Cargo Security Promotion & Outreach,

Aviation Security, Program Development

Transport Canada

Jim.wang@tc.gc.ca

 

Meeting Invite:

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Topic: Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Webinar - CME
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 1:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

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To register for this meeting
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1. Go to https://pwgsc-nh.webex.com/pwgsc-nh/j.php?RGID=r072570e399afe8bbf91fbcb363aa329a

 

2. Register for the meeting.

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

 

Note: The host will approve your request closer to the date of the meeting.