May 4, 2016 Air Cargo Security - Secure Supply Chain
Thank you for participating in Transport Canada's Air Cargo Security Program.
The Secure Supply Chain keeps air cargo secure and free from tampering while being handled at different stages of its journey, while reducing cargo screening bottlenecks at airports.
As a participant in Transport Canada's Air Cargo Security Program (as a Known Consignor or Regulated Agent), you have a critical role to play in ensuring that all cargo maintains its secure status throughout the chain.
Transporting cargo from your facility to the airline is part of that chain. This means that any other party you do business with that is involved with accepting, storing or transporting your freight on your behalf must also be a Certified Agent in time for the October 17 deadline. This ensures that your cargo maintains its secure status through verifiable chain-of-custody procedures.
If your company applied to be a Known Consignor, as originators of cargo, you will be able to secure air cargo through a screening process applied at the time of packing. The air carrier can then treat the cargo as secure so long as the chain of custody is maintained by certified members of the Air Cargo Security Program.
Screening can be conducted by a Regulated Agent when cargo is received from outside the Secure Supply Chain. Once screened, the cargo can continue as secure to the air carrier so long as the chain of custody can be maintained.
Should you have any questions regarding the Secure Supply Chain, or the Air Cargo Security Program, you can refer to the Transport Canada website for more details: