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TIACA Conference addresses air cargo facilitation and security

07 octubre 2014

At the invitation of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya delivered a keynote speech at its Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition held in Seoul, Korea on 7 October 2014.  Together with the Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Mr. Suh, the CEO of Incheon Airport, Mr. Park, the President of TIACA, Mr. Evans and the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Mr. Benjamin, he addressed the need for collaboration between regulators and industry to achieve facilitation and security of air cargo transport.  

Referring to the rapid expansion of air cargo transport, accelerated by e-commerce, and its resulting challenges and opportunities, Secretary General Mikuriya talked about Customs’ contribution to enhanced economic competitiveness through efficient border procedures. While committing the WCO to continuously working on implementing trade facilitation measures, supported by the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, he also stressed the importance of security as a component of economic competitiveness. For this purpose, he invited all the relevant stakeholders, including the air cargo industry, to engage in enhanced dialogue and collaboration, as enshrined in the SAFE Framework of Standards and its draft revision, which would enable Customs to perform more effective risk management through access to the relevant data at an early stage of the supply chain.

Customs officers from several WCO Members participated in the Forum as contributors to the workshop on connecting Customs with commerce around the world, aimed at entering into dialogue and improving cooperation with the air cargo industry.

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  • Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya during his keynote speech at the Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition, in Seoul, Korea on 7 October 2014

    Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya during his keynote speech at the Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition, in Seoul, Korea on 7 October 2014

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