Air, Freight News

IATA and WCO open the lines of communication

[ October 13, 2017   //   ]

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has fully integrated its Cargo-XML messaging standard into the World Customs Organisation’s risk assessment tool (WCO) Cargo Targeting System (WCO CTS).

It will allow electronic communication between airlines and customs authorities using the IATA Cargo-XML standards format and make communication simpler and more effective, as well as facilitating more accurate risk assessments by customs authorities to capture advance electronic cargo manifest information.

WCO secretary general, Kunio Mikuriya said it would allow customs authorities to easily access detailed information about shipments, profile them and identify those presenting a high-risk.

It eliminates the constraints posed by the traditional Cargo Interchange Message Procedures (Cargo-IMP) standard and is designed to promote broader and seamless data interfaces. Cargo-XML is recognized as the universal language for improving e-commerce.


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