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ICAO and WCO issue joint calls on vaccine supply chain priorities, new customs and security guidelines

ICAO and WCO issue joint calls on vaccine supply chain priorities, new customs and security guidelines

first_imgICAO and WCO issue joint calls on vaccine supply chain priorities, new customs and security guidelines Montréal,22 February 2021 – ICAO and the World Customs Organization (WCO) have published a joint statement calling on governments to demonstrate maximum flexibility with respect to border clearance and air transport supply chain operations essential to the effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and related medical supplies.In a separate but related development, the two agencies have also developed new guidelines to help countries achieve better alignment of their customs and security procedures.Signed by ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu and WCO Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, the joint statement on vaccines urges the rapid establishment of the infrastructure needed to support end-to-end vaccine storage and logistics for public supplies.Improved open collaboration between the aviation and customs communities and partnering organizations is also strongly emphasized.ICAO and the WCO are furthermore encouraging countries to designate required aviation staff as ‘key workers’ providing an essential service, in alignment with the WHO’s Roadmap for Prioritizing Uses of COVID-19 Vaccines.“ICAO continues to work very closely with regional and international organizations, and industry partners such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI), to provide up-to-date guidance to government aviation authorities, airlines, and airports,” Dr. Liu emphasized.“To better expedite air cargo operations, and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines, governments are being urged to bring these matters to the immediate attention of their national health and transport authorities, customs authorities, local governments, and any other concerned parties.”The new Joint WCO-ICAO Guiding Principles for Pre-Loading Advance Cargo Information will meanwhile build on earlier progress achieved by ICAO and WCO on another important risk management approach, one focused on the pre-loading of advance cargo information and designed exclusively to prevent explosives from being placed in air cargo shipments.“Since the 2010 incident where air cargo was attempted to be used as a delivery mechanism for explosive devices, the WCO and ICAO have been partnering to secure and protect the air cargo and mail supply chain, in addition to other objectives relating to the unfettered movement of people, goods, and conveyances across international borders,” Dr. Liu noted. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Air transport, Aviation, council, covid-19, Customs, Government, ICAO, incident, industry, infrastructure, Secretary, security, supply chain, Transport, Vaccines, WHOlast_img read more

Business Matters Ep 18 – Malachi Eastwood

Business Matters Ep 18 – Malachi Eastwood

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook AudioBusinessMattersHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Business Matters Ep 18 – Malachi Eastwood DL Debate – 24/05/21 Business Matters Presenter Ciaran O’DonnellFor this week’s podcast, Ciaran O’Donnell speaks to Malachi Eastwood, CEO of Gartan Technologies – a software company based in Letterkenny which the Belfast native set up with Peter Cunningham in 2001.Gartan Technologies specialise in time management solutions for the emergency services in Ireland, the UK and Australia.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/BUS-MATT-4TH-NOV.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleChanges expected for ‘freezing classrooms’Next articleThree years for school campus ‘best case scenario’ admin Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Pinterest Pinterest By admin – November 4, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more