Hong Kong delays air cargo screening programme as economy and air trade falter

September 20, 2019 Alex Lennane

The launch of Hong Kong’s new x-ray screening rule for air cargo has been delayed due to concerns over the city’s ailing economy and potential supply chain disruption.  
Last week, the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) announced that the phased implementation of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) security requirement – starting with 25% screening of all shipments – would be pushed back from November until January 2020.   
“The government fully appreciates the industry’s strong demand ...

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