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HAFFA Forum on ICAO New Air Cargo Security Policy

cum Annual Luncheon [HAFFA MEMBER ONLY]



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Press Release (issued on 01 August 2018)


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.  We are very grateful that SB and CAD accepted our invitation to be our speakers giving us such important CAD briefing* on RACSF final policy on 31 July 2018. 

CAD Briefing* 

-   CAD planned to organize similar briefings (free-of-charge) on 13 & 20 September 2018 respectively. HAFFA has circulated such information to all Members via HAFFA News on 30 August 2018.



Full-day Forum cum Annual Luncheon


Riding on our annual event “HAFFA Annual Luncheon”, with the support of the Carrier Liaison Group (CLG), HAFFA successfully organized the full-day Forum on 31 July 2018 at Regal Kowloon Hotel, TST. In the forum, participants were updated on the latest Government policy and to explore possible solutions to the new ICAO policy compliance. A great big thanks to Members’ enthusiastic support, there have been overwhelming responses from the industry and the forum was fully subscribed.  



Program and Presentation Slides*


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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

Deputy Secretary for Security

Security Bureau

10:15 – 11:15

CAD Briefing       (Member only)

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

CAD Officials

11:15 – 11:45

Q & A

- Government Officials

12:30 – 14:00

Annual HAFFA Luncheon @ Tivoli 芊妍廳, 3/F

13:15 – 13:45

Luncheon Keynote Speech    (Member only)

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

Legislative Councilor

14:15 – 15:00

AAHK Briefing       (Member only)

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

Ms. Alaina Shum

    General Manager, Aviation Logistics

    Airport Authority Hong Kong 

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

15:00 – 15:30

AVSECO       (Member only)

Mr. John Wong

   Assistant Executive Director (Admin & Commercial)

   Aviation Security Company Limited

15:30 – 15:45

Tea & Refreshment

15:45 – 16:15

Shine Union (Rapiscan)   *     (Member only)

Mr. Dave Chan

   General Manager, Shine Union Limited


Mr. L.T. Koo

   Director, Shine Union Limited

16:15 – 16:45

Manifest (Smiths Detection)   *     (Member only)

Ms. Chris Cheung

   Sales Manager, Manifest Marketing Limited

16:45 – 17:00

Wrap up



Remarks (*):

  1. Due to the fact that some of the speakers’ presentations may contain sensitive information (i.e. figures or price level), some PPT materials have been edited by the speakers and are not exactly the same as the one you have seen in the forum.
  2. In regard to the PPT of Shine Union and Manifest, the rate level of special package for HAFFA members was intentionally removed by the speakers in view of its commercially sensitive nature. Please contact individual vendor in case you would like to know the price details. Vendors’ contacts as shown in their PPT.

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