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Introduction

Singapore will be implementing the Known Consignor Regime (KCR) on 1st June 2021. It is a security measure to further enhance air cargo security on commercial aircrafts in view of the global terrorist threat and this is a requirement by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

The Singapore Police Force, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry Of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore have been consulting and working closely with the industry to prepare for the KCR.

Principles of Known Consignor Regime (KCR)

KCR is based on the underlying principle that aircraft shall operate in secured environment, thereby requiring consignments of cargo transported on commercial aircraft to be subjected to some degree of security measures before they are loaded onto the aircraft. Cargo that has been cleared shall then be protected from unlawful interference or contamination until they are loaded onto the aircraft.

Why you should become a Known Consignor (KC)

Consignors may register to be Known Consignors (KCs) and be included in the List of KCs maintained by Police. KCs who ship their cargo via Regulated Air Cargo Agents will enjoy random screening of their known cargo as they would have already adopted an acceptable level of security in their business operations. On the other hand, consignors who do not wish to register as KCs may continue their current operations but the entire consignments of their cargo will be subjected to full security measures at the airfreight terminals.

Criteria to be a Known Consignor (KC)

In order to qualify as a KC, the consignor:

1) Must be a legal entity registered in Singapore

2) Will be required to put up a security programme as part of its registration application which will detail the security measures and procedures across its entire supply chain including the manufacturing, packing, storage and transportation of cargo; or

Possesses any of the following industry-recognised security certificate together with a copy of the assessment checklist and relevant supporting documents:

a. Singapore Customs – Secure Trade Partnership (STP) / Secure Trade Partnership Plus (STP-Plus);

b. Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) – Air Cargo Security Standards Level 1;

c. United States – Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Tier 2 or Tier 3.

 

Application

How to apply

 

If you are a consignor who is accredited with Secure Trade Partnership (STP)/ Secure Trade Partnership Plus (STP-Plus), or possesses other valid industry-recognised security certification[1], you are required to submit the following:

 

a. A copy of the STP or STP-Plus accreditation certificate from Singapore Customs, or valid industry-recognised security certificate;

 
 

b. Completed application form (the application form can be retrieved from https://www.police.gov.sg/kcr); and

 

c. Latest copy of the business profile obtained from the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) (the date of the ACRA Report shall not be more than 30 days earlier than the date of the application).

 

 

If you are a consignor who does not have Secure Trade Partnership (STP)/ Secure Trade Partnership Plus (STP-Plus) status nor other valid industry-recognised security certification, you are required to submit the following:

 

 

a. A completed Known Consignor Security Programme (KCSP) with relevant supporting documents (please email spf_rcar_kcr@spf.gov.sg to request for a copy of the KCSP Template);

 

b. Completed application form (the application form can be retrieved from https://www.police.gov.sg/kcr);

 

c. Latest copy of the business profile obtained from the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) (the date of the ACRA Report shall not be more than 30 days earlier than the date of the application).

 

[1] The valid industry-recognised security certification are:

  1. Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA): Air Cargo Security Standards Level 1; or
  2. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Tier 2 or Tier 3

 

The completed application form and relevant documents may be submitted to the following address:

(By Post) Regulatory Development Unit / Security Regulatory Branch
Airport Police Division
35 Airport Boulevard Road
Singapore 819645
(By Hand) Security Regulatory Branch
60 Airport Boulevard
Changi Airport Terminal 2
#047-004
Singapore 819643

 

 

 

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