New Regulations Affecting US Imports From Australia
Beginning July 1, 2017 new legislation by the TSA (U.S. Transportation Security Administration) will require one of two options for air shipments inbound from Australia:
(1) Cargo will have to be screened at a piece level. This can cause delays, additional expense, possible loss or damage.
(2) The shipper will need to implement specific security procedures at origin and register with the Australian government as a Known Consignor. The application process to become a Known Consignor can take 10 weeks or more, so in order to be compliant by July 1 shippers must apply immediately.
DSV customers should contact their Australian suppliers about registering as a Known Consignor in order to avoid delays in their cargo being shipped come July 1.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting DSV in Australia and by checking the following websites: