Australia & New Zealand
Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RACA) List
Regulated Air Cargo Agents are Industry Participants who hold an approved Transport Security Program under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and whom have been designated as a Regulated Air Cargo Agent under the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005. Please visit the Regulated Air Cargo Agent Scheme for further information.
Under the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 the details of Regulated Air Cargo Agents may be published.
Regulated Agent Regime (RAR)
For the security of air cargo to be in line with the Standard 4.6.4 of Annex 17 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation safeguarding aircraft against acts of unlawful interference, the Hong Kong Aviation Security Programme which, is enforceable under the Aviation Security Ordinance, has incorporated Regulated Agent Regime (RAR) since March 2000. The regime was formulated after consultation with the air cargo industry representative bodies like the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council, Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics Limited (HAFFA), Hong Kong International Courier Association and aircraft operators (airlines).
The three main entities under RAR are aircraft operators (airlines), regulated agents (RA) and known consignors (KC). A cargo handling agent, a freight forwarder or a consignor of air cargo can apply for registration as a regulated agent (RA) who is required to comply with the requirements in respect of the Regulated Agent (RA) in the Hong Kong Aviation Security Programme in order to prevent the unauthorized carriage of explosives and incendiary devices in consignments of cargo intended for carriage by air.
The Road Cargo System (ROCARS)
With a view to keep abreast with global, regional and national developments in moving towards electronic customs clearance and enable the industry stakeholders to submit electronic advance cargo information (e-ACI) to the Customs and Excise Department (C&ED), the Financial Secretary announced in the 2007-2008 Budget the construction of an e-ACI system to provide a seamless system for the movement and customs clearance of road cargoes aiming for trade facilitation and adequate risk profiling of road cargoes. The Road Cargo System (ROCARS) was officially launched on 17 May 2010 and became mandatory on 17 Nov 2011.
All users of ROCARS must register with C&ED before they can submit the relevant information in ROCARS. Under the operation mode of ROCARS, C&ED can perform risk profiling on the cargo before a truck arrives at an LBCP and determine in advance whether the cargo is required to be inspected. The above arrangements enable Customs officers to conduct risk profiling on cargo consignment in advance, for determining whether a truck needs to be inspected. All cross-boundary trucks, except those selected for inspection, enjoy seamless customs clearance at the land boundary.
Regulated Air Cargo Agent Regime (RCAR)
The Regulated Air Cargo Agent Regime (RCAR) is a security measure to enhance air cargo security on commercial aircraft. Singapore has implemented the RCAR since 1 April 2008.
An Air Cargo Agent refers to a registered business, company or limited liability partnership in Singapore that carries on the business of handling cargo intended for carriage on commercial aircraft and delivers such cargo, whether by himself or a third party, to an aircraft operator. Air cargo agents may register to be Regulated Air Cargo Agents (RCAs) and be included in the list of RCAs maintained by Police. To register as an RCA, the Air Cargo Agent shall submit a duly completed application form and the following documents to support its registration:
a. the name, registration number and address of the air cargo agent’s business, company or limited liability partnership;
b. the business profile of the air cargo agent’s business, company or limited liability partnership including details of its:
- i. principal activities;
- ii. principal place of business;
- iii. trading name if it differs from the name of the business, company or limited liability partnership; and
- iv. sole proprietor, managers, partners, directors, office bearers and shareholders;
c. the air cargo agent’s Security Programme