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Hactl gains EU security status

[ July 1, 2014   //   ]

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has achieved EU RA3 security accreditation, for all EU-bound cargo. It follows an independent audit of Hactl’s premises, staff vetting regime, training, procedures and security measures. The ACC3 regulation is the latest modification to security measures covering incoming cargo and mail from non-EU countries. The original measures were announced by the EU in 2011, and introduced in 2012, following the discovery of explosive devices in air cargo.

Hactl’s senior manager for security services explained: “Hong Kong is a “Green” listed country within the ACC3 regulations, so we are theoretically exempt from the need to apply for RA3 status. However, we regard this as a very worthwhile independent check for our entire security regime, and have therefore applied for certification.”

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