The European Commission and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration have agreed to recognize each other’s air cargo security regimes, eliminating the need for costly duplication of security controls.
“We are getting rid of duplication of security controls, while preserving high levels of security,” said Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for transport. “This is a big step forward and it will have a major business impact. Air freight is by definition naturally urgent. Cutting out the duplication of security procedures will mean huge savings for cargo operators in terms of time and money.”
The EU and U.S. are each other’s single most important destination for air cargo.