The US Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program became mandatory as scheduled June 12, requiring airlines flying to the US to provide advanced information of cargo shipments to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Launched in 2010 as a pilot program following an attempted bombing using explosives concealed in packages, ACAS expanded to include passenger carriers and freight forwarders on a voluntary basis. Last month, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation ...

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