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Enhancing US-Bound Air Cargo Security

Aust Gov
12th January 2017

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

On 13 Oct 2016, the Government amended the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 through the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Cargo) Regulations 2016 (the Regulation).

The Regulation is to give effect to new air cargo security arrangements for US-Bound air cargo which will meet the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirement for all US-Bound air cargo to be examined at a piece level. The changes will impose significant costs on exporters, freight forwarders, cargo terminal operators and aircraft operators but will allow efficient compliance with the US requirements. The TSA agreed to a two-year phased transition to the new air cargo security arrangements with them commencing on 1 July 2017, allowing Australian industry some time to adapt.

A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared and certified by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. It was assessed as compliant and consistent with best practice by the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR). The RIS estimated the increase in regulatory burden to be $481,000 annually over ten years. The OBPR has agreed to the estimation.

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