Dates and Locations
The Air Carrier Security Measures (ACSMs) and the Security Measures Respecting Air Cargo (SMRAC) 1 both require air carriers and freight forwarders to screen and secure air cargo. The deadline for 100 per cent screening of air cargo is January 1, 2014.
Who will this affect?
- Businesses who ship their goods by air
- Businesses who handle or want to handle secure air cargo (i.e. trucking companies, warehouse operators, logistic companies)
Transport Canada will conduct both online and face-to-face consultations from September through October 2012, to discuss a proposed regulatory framework that includes regulations and standards.
This comprehensive regulatory framework will:
- Allow shippers to screen and secure air cargo; and
- Give cargo operators such as warehouse operators and trucking companies the opportunity to be part of Canada’s secure supply chain.
The following table shows the dates and locations of the upcoming consultation meetings.
Public Meeting Schedule
|Ottawa||Sept 6, 2012||Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport
2400 Alert Road
|Vancouver||Sept 11, 2012||Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel
3111 Grant McConachie Way
Room: Finch Salon
|Edmonton||Sept 13, 2012||Executive Royal Inn
8450 Sparrow Drive
Room: Lancaster A
|Winnipeg||Sept 19, 2012||Four Points by Sheraton
1999 Wellington Avenue
|Yellowknife||Sept 21, 2012||Yellowknife Inn
5010 49th Street
|St. John’s||Sept 26, 2012||Comfort Inn Airport
106 Airport Road
St. John’s, NL
|9:30 – 11:30|
|Halifax||Sept 27, 2012||Hilton Garden Inn,
200 Pratt & Whitney Drive
Room: Colchester Pictou
|Toronto||Oct 2, 2012||Days Hotel and Conference Centre Toronto Airport
240 Belfield Road
Room: Ball Room
|Montreal||Oct 4, 2012||Days Inn & Conference Centre Montreal Airport
4545, boul de la Côte-Vertu
Room: Ballroom A
If you are not able to attend one of the meetings, but want to contribute to the discussion, please send your comments to ACSconsultation-consultationSFA@tc.gc.ca
Footnote 1 These security measures are security-sensitive under the Aeronautics Act, which means that the actual measures are not public documents and are given, on a need-to-know basis, to stakeholders responsible for using them. (Return to footnote 1 source paragraph)
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