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.