Transport Canada has made changes to the air cargo screening process in an effort to make it more efficient. The new process will provide shippers with greater flexibility and allow them to move goods efficiently while still meeting the highest security standards. Shippers who would like to take advantage of the changes will need to apply to Transport Canada and complete a rigorous application process.
Approved shippers, which include manufacturers, retailers, agents, freight forwarders, couriers and air carriers, will also be subject to ongoing oversight and enforcement.
Once approved, shippers will be able to screen cargo at any time in the secure supply chain, from the location the cargo is packed to when it is loaded on the aircraft.