Air cargo/global logistics: TIACA and WCO pen key deal regarding security

The two groups have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help identify how the air cargo industry can assist in priority Customs objectives.

By ·

The World Customs Organization (WCO) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help identify how the air cargo industry can assist in priority Customs objectives and to discuss how these can be best achieved with minimum disruption to commercial operations.

The new agreement aims to keep customs and the air cargo industry better informed of each other’s developments and requirements through a wide-ranging exchange of dialogue and documentation.

“The objective of this MoU is to ensure TIACA and the WCO confer, consult and co-operate on a continuous basis over and above attendance at formal meetings,” said Fernandez.

“We want to foster and encourage consultation and co-operation at national and regional levels with WCO member administrations to promote modernization at the Customs/trade operational interface and to explain the ways we can assist and promote WCO policies and objectives,” he added.

The WCO has agreed to attend relevant TIACA meetings to discuss its objectives and will provide technical committee responses to submissions from TIACA on specific customs/air cargo issues. It will also support practices and procedures by member customs administrations that present minimum disruption to time-sensitive commercial operations and ensure similar future co-operation.

As part of its commitment, the WCO will also provide greater notice to TIACA of meetings or projects that could utilize the special expertise and operational resources of TIACA members in measures designed to heighten commercial and Customs standards and advance common interests in compliance and facilitation.

In return, TIACA representatives will attend WCO meetings as observers and will use this opportunity to express members’ views. It will also participate in specialist WCO Working Groups and ad hoc groups relevant to TIACA’s interests.


About the Author

Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at [email protected]

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

· All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Improving Packaging: The Cost of Shipping Air is Going Up
Retailers and manufacturers that insist on using inefficient and sloppy packaging methods—oversized boxes, inefficient packaging, poorly constructed palletized contents—are paying for their mistakes in sharply higher freight rates. Pitt Ohio White Paper, Logistics White Paper, Dimensional Packaging
Download Today!
From the July 2016 Issue
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
2016 State of Logistics: Third-party logistics
2016 State of Logistics: Ocean freight
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Getting the most out of your 3PL relationship
Join Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates, as he explains how creating a balanced portfolio of "Top 50" global and domestic partners can maximize efficiency and mitigate risk.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
Regional ports concentrate on growth and connectivity
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to...
Digital Reality Check
Just how close are we to the ideal digital supply network? Not as close as we might like to think....

Top 25 ports: West Coast continues to dominate
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls...
Port of Oakland launches smart phone apps for harbor truckers
Innovation uses Bluetooth, GPS to measure how long drivers wait for cargo