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Introduction

Singapore will be implementing the Known Consignor Regime (KCR) in 2020. 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.

 

Updates

Regulation of Known Consignors

Known Consignor Regime Town Hall Session

Known Consignor Regime Security Programme Workshop

Airport Police Division (APD) will be organising a series of Known Consignor Security Programme Workshops to brief interested companies on the requirements of the security programme to be put up by the individual companies. APD will also be taking the opportunity to share the latest updates on the Known Consignor Regime since the last Town Hall session you have attended. You are cordially invited to the workshop at the venue and date/time listed below. Please note that you are only required to attend one session.

 

Date

Day

Time

Venue

4-Feb-20

Tue

9.30am-12.30pm

ICA Training Room, Changi Airport Terminal 3

4-Feb-20

Tue

2.30pm-5.30pm

9-Mar-20

Mon

9.30am-12.30pm

9-Mar-20

Mon

2.30pm-5.30pm

 
        There will also be a Q&A session at the end of the workshop. Due to the venue’s limited capacity, we regret to inform that only a maximum of two seats are allocated to each company and reservations would be on a first come first serve basis. Note: We strongly recommend your security manager or its equivalent and / or the person whom will be tasked to undertake liaison with APD concerning KCR matters in your company, to attend the workshop so that he / she can better appreciate the requirements of the security programme. Participants from the same company are also encouraged to attend the same session for easier discussion and better understanding.

        Kindly drop an email to spf_rcar_kcr@spf.gov.sg to express your interest and we will get back to you. Should there be any queries, please call Darren Teo or Lim Hui Ting, at 6214 8227 or email us at spf_rcar_kcr@spf.gov.sg.


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