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Old 29-09-2011, 10:22   #1
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New US Air Cargo Restrictions

I sometimes ship boat parts, in this case new props, from Canada to the Caribbean by air cargo via Miami onto Amerijet into Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Today I was denied due to new restrictions in the USA on all Air Cargo. I'm now told I must apply for an account, wait ~3 months for clearance, can only apply (and ship) as a business, and must to do so 3 times every 6 months in order to keep this account active.

Are you kidding me !!! Any one else affected ?

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Old 29-09-2011, 10:46   #2
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Re: New USA Air Cargo Restrictions

The new (March 2011) TSA security mandate applies to all shipments that originate on flights outside of the United States.
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Per the TSA letter to IACs, “U.S. aircraft operators, U.S. all-cargo aircraft operators, foreign air carriers, and foreign all-cargo air carriers will be requesting information for all shipments on each master air waybill (MAWB) that they accept for transportation from a NON U.S. LOCATION to the U.S. This information will include a specific statement (that the aircraft operator will provide to forwarders) regarding each shipper. This information will include shipper account history and is necessary for an aircraft operator to determine what security measures they must apply in accordance with their Security Directive or Emergency Amendment. By providing this statement, the forwarder is attesting to the accuracy of the information for the shipper. Providing this accurate information to Air Carriers will expedite the screening process.”

If a shipper does not meet this criteria, then the air carrier is responsible for additional screening measures as defined in the new security directive.

About trusted shippers and unknown shippers:
TSA render very different treatment to the Acme Widget Company shipping widgets every three days for 30 years, and an unknown shipper who pays for a one-time delivery in cash from Yemen.

See ➥ New Security Directive Affects All Airfreight | OHL

I suppose you would have to drive your shipments to the nearest US airport, or pay for the extra screening.
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Re: New USA Air Cargo Restrictions

Props? Why not just ship them Fed-Ex from Canada? never officially enters the US, cause it's in Customs Bond.
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Props? Why not just ship them Fed-Ex from Canada? never officially enters the US, cause it's in Customs Bond.
Can do, but FedEx is more than double the price and more than I paid for 1 prop.

Air Canada Cargo Guy said I could have done it 2 weeks ago, but something has changed in the last week. I don't know what that is.

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The new (March 2011) TSA security mandate ...
I don't think so.
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Re: New USA Air Cargo Restrictions

Are you a business?
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Are you a business?
Yes I am, that was part of my discussion. Apparently it would also help if I shipped more often.

I will ship with Air Canada direct to Barbados or St. Lucia and the kind folks at SVG air will take it to Saint Vincent for me.
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If you are a business...the customer pays the shipping....right?
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