Update on Exports to the USA

The US Government has indicated a willingness to consider extending recognition of Australia’s security program (NCSP) to July 2017.


The US Government has indicated a willingness to consider extending recognition of Australia’s National Cargo Security Program (NCSP) over the period to July 2017. In practical terms, this means that Australian businesses would have two years to reconfigure their operations to ensure they are meeting the US requirement for 100% piece-level examination of air cargo exports. After July 2017, all US-bound air cargo would have to either originate from a Known Consignor or be examined at piece-level, before it is loaded onto a passenger aircraft.

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development will be working hard over the next two years to ensure that Australia’s exports to the US meet these requirements, and we will keep you updated on this site.