Green light for South African air cargo security systems
South Africa’s air cargo security systems have received approval from the European Union (EU) as well as the United States’ Transport Security Administration (TSA). The two affirmations essentially mean that, following audits by the EU and USA, South Africa is acknowledged as one of the countries where the level of aviation security is regarded as robust and reliable. This will benefit air carriers operating between South Africa and the two regions.
The EU recognition also means that South Africa has been included on the list of third countries where air carriers are exempted from the application of the ACC3 (Air cargo and mail carrier operation into the EU from a third country airport) regime of which the requirements are viewed as stringent to operators from countries outside the EU. It further acknowledges that security measures applied in South Africa and the EU are equivalent.