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HAFFA Forum on ICAO New Air Cargo Security Policy

cum Annual Luncheon [HAFFA MEMBER ONLY]



  • FULL Forum (including Lunch) --- FULL House, registration closed
  • Forum Only (without Lunch)    --- Only a few seats left


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Background - Air Cargo Security (ICAO 2021)

A.   As communicated in our previous News and HAFFA organized 1st ICAO briefing session back in December 2017, Members have noted the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced a policy direction that required phasing-out known consignors (KC) not approved by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) for aviation security by 30 June 2021 the latest. Under the new policy direction, KCs will either have to be approved by an appropriate authority/CAD, or have their air cargoes subject to 100% security screening.  However, at present, a Known Consignor (KC) recognized by its partnering Regulated Agents (RA) or aircraft operator may still have its consignments treated as known cargoes. Thus, it will necessitate big changes to the existing Regulated Agent Regime (RAR) in Hong Kong.


B.   Led by the Security Bureau (SB), the Government has actively engaged the industry stakeholders to formulate roadmap and Hon. Frankie Yick has chaired an industry Task Force to study the feasibility of multiple security measures to prepare the air cargo industry for the new ICAO policy direction.   Current recognized measures by the CAD under 100% security screening are only conventional x-ray screening and hand search, hence feasibility study targets to provide multiple solutions including (but not limited to):


1.    Conventional x-ray screening:

a.   ON-airport

·      Increase the existing Cargo terminal operators’ (CTO) screening capacity

b.   OFF-airport

·      Explore: Screening at RA or RA’s subcontractor’s own warehouse (Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility, RACSF)

·      Explore: Screening at Common air cargo screening facilities, CACSF (Shared warehouses, Airport Authority Hong Kong, AAHK or interested operators.)

2.    Explore other screening options (preliminary stage):

a.   Dog detection

b.   CT scanning or screening for palletized cargo

3.    Set up new KC Validation Scheme:

a.   Local KC

b.   Overseas/Mainland KC



Latest Development

We’ve learnt from the SB and CAD that the requirement of the RACSF will soon be finalized, whereas CAD planned to give briefings of RACSF final policy to the industry in July and August.  And CAD will commence the acceptance of RACSF application in September 2018.  In order to bring to members first-hand ICAO requirement and CAD RACSF policy (FINAL), HAFFA actively engaged with Government on the ICAO new policy.  We have organized 1st ICAO briefing session back in December 2017.  Now we are very grateful that SB and CAD have accepted our invitation to be our speakers giving us such important CAD briefing* on RACSF final policy. 

CAD Briefing* 

-   CAD planned to organize the similar briefing (free-of-charge) in August to be held at CAD headquarter at the airport. HAFFA will circulate such information to members when available.



Full-day Forum cum Annual Luncheon


Riding on our annual event “HAFFA Annual Luncheon”, HAFFA will be hosting a full-day Forum to update you with both latest Government policy and to add value with possible solutions.



Objective, Target Participants, Outcome


Ø CAD Briefing (FINAL RACSF POLICY): Those interested in establishing their own RACSF or by other means to ensure their cargo are accommodated beyond the introduction of new ICAO's policy.


Ø Gain insights from many speakers, Q/A and networking opportunities on how to meet the difficult ICAO requirements especially on x-ray machines and screeners.


Ø Discounted packages of different brands/models of x-ray machine and others from suppliers (AVSECO, Shine Union and Manifest) so as to enable participants making important business decisions. 



Date, Time & Venue



31 JUL 2018 (Tuesday)


10:00 – 17:00 hrs (registration starts at 09:30 hrs)


Versailles Ballroom凡爾賽廳, 3/F, Regal Kowloon Hotel, 71 Mody Road, TST East, Kowloon [Location Map]


Cantonese (Supplement with English terms)



Fee for participation (HAFFA Members / Members of Supporting Organization)


Ø FULL Forum (including Lunch)   :    HK$799.- per person --- FULL House, registration closed

Ø Forum Only (without Lunch)      :    HK$599.- per person --- Only a few seats left



Registration Procedure & Period


Ø Deadline: on or before 18 JUL 2018 (Wednesday).


Ø Make online pre-registration with payment by post or by hand to HAFFA. Please call the secretariat at tel: 2796 3121 if paper registration form is needed.


Ø A confirmation letter will be issued to successful applicant on or after 19 JUL 2018 (Thursday) by e-mail. Kindly make sure your contact information (especially email address) is accurate.  The secretariat holds no responsibility for any mailing errors arisen from inaccurate contact information provided by the applicant(s).



Program Rundown (Tentative)



Topic / Speaker

09:30 - 10:00

Registration starts

Tea & Refreshment

10:00 – 10:05

Welcome Remarks

-  Mr. Brian Wu

HAFFA Chairman

10:05 – 10:15

Opening Remarks

Mr. Vic Yau (confirmed)

Deputy Secretary for Security

Security Bureau

10:15 – 11:15

CAD Briefing

Ø ICAO new policy in 2021 and Hong Kong's preparatory work

CAD Officials (confirmed)

11:15 – 12:00

Q & A

- Government Officials (confirmed)

12:30 – 14:00

Annual HAFFA Luncheon @ Tivoli 芊妍廳, 3/F [Only for Full Forum participants]

13:15 – 13:45

Luncheon Keynote Speech

Ø Impact to Freight Forwarding and Logistics Industry under the new ICAO's policy direction and abolition of MPF offsetting arrangement

Hon. Frankie Yick, SBS, JP (confirmed)

Legislative Councilor

14:15 – 14:45

AAHK Briefing

Ø Sustaining HKIA’s Air Cargo Competitiveness under ICAO’s New Air Cargo Security Policy

Ms. Alaina Shum (confirmed)

    General Manager, Aviation Logistics

    Airport Authority Hong Kong 

14:45 – 15:00

Q & A

-  AAHK representative (confirmed) 


Presentations: Supplier of X-ray machine and/or Screener

15:00 – 15:30


Mr. John Wong (confirmed)

   Assistant Executive Director (Admin & Commercial)

   Aviation Security Company Limited

15:30 – 15:45

Tea & Refreshment

15:45 – 16:15

Shine Union (Rapiscan) + Q & A

Mr. Dave Chan (confirmed)

   General Manager, Shine Union Limited


Mr. L.T. Koo (confirmed)

   Director, Shine Union Limited

16:15 – 16:45

Manifest (Smiths Detection) + Q & A

Ms. Chris Cheung (confirmed)

   Sales Manager, Manifest Marketing Limited

16:45 – 17:00

Wrap up




1.    HAFFA has adopted a Personal Data (Privacy) Policy. The Policy statement is available at HAFFA Secretariat for collection.


2.   Phone reservations will not be accepted. 


3.    The date & time of receipt of the registration/enrollment by the HAFFA Secretariat will be taken as the official date & time of registration/enrollment.


4.    The Confirmation along with the full participant list will be sent out by EMAIL ONLY to your designated email addresson or after 19 JUL 2018.


5.    There will be no refund after confirmation letter is sent (i.e. on or after 19 JUL 2018).


6.    Seats are limited. Registration is subject to acceptance on a first-come, first-served basis.



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