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Regulated Agent Regime’s Requirements from 15 July 2013

To ensure adherence to the new air cargo security standards promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) applicable from 15 July 2013, enhancement to the air cargo security regulated agent regime (RAR) being implemented in Hong Kong will be required.

The adherence to the new ICAO air cargo security standards will necessitate, inter alia, the extension of the application of the RAR to cargo carried on all-cargo aircraft. After consultation with the air cargo industry representative bodies including the Hong Kong Shippers' Council (HKSC), Hongkong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics Limited (HAFFA) and Carrier Liaison Group (CLG), the Requirement Document for Consignor has been developed to further strengthen the supply chain security process by regularizing the aviation security requirements to be complied with by consignors.

The Requirement Document for Consignor sets out the details of cargo operations of each consignor for compliance with the RAR. The Regulated Agent Security Programme, which forms part of the Application for Registration as Regulated Agent, lays down details of cargo operations of each regulated agent for compliance with the RAR. As a continuous improvement process to further enhance the security integrity of the air cargo supply chain, the Civil Aviation Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will continue to communicate with the relevant stakeholders in the air cargo community to introduce additional air cargo security measures as appropriate in the Requirement Document for Consignor and the Regulated Agent Security Programme.

For enquiry, please contact the Airport Standards Division of the Civil Aviation Department on tel 2910 6935, 2910 6932, 2910 6933 and 2910 6931.

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