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Known Consignor / KC 3

Known Consignors - originates cargo/mail for its own account and whose procedures meet common security rules and standards sufficient to allow carriage of cargo/mail on any aircraft

THIRD COUNTRY EU AVIATION SECURITY VALIDATED

KNOWN CONSIGNORS

Third country entities have the option to become part of an ACC3’s (Air cargo or mail carrier operating into the Union from a third country airport) secure supply chain by seeking designation as a third country EU aviation security validated Known Consignor (KC3). A KC3 is a cargo handling entity located in a third country that is validated and approved as such on the basis of an EU aviation security validation. A (KC3) shall ensure that security controls have been applied to consignments bound for the Union and the consignments have been protected from unauthorised interference from the time that those security controls were applied and until transferring to an ACC3 or a third country EU aviation security validated regulated agent (RA3). The prerequisites for carrying air cargo or air mail into the Union (EU) or Iceland, Norway and Switzerland are required by Regulation (EU) No 185/2010 as amended by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 859/2011 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1082/2012 . The checklist is the instrument to be used by the EU aviation security validator for assessing the level of security applied to EU/EEA bound air cargo or air mail by or under the responsibility of the entity seeking designation as a KC3. The checklist is to be used only in the cases specified in point 6.8.4.1(b) of the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 185/2010. In cases specified in point 6.8.4.1(a) of said Annex, the EU aviation security validator shall use the ACC3 checklist. If the EU aviation security validator concludes that the entity has succeeded in complying with the objectives in this checklist, a validation report shall be given to the validated entity. The validation report shall state that the entity is designated third country EU aviation security validated known consignor (KC3). The KC3 shall be able to use the report in its business relations with any ACC3 and any RA3.  Integral parts of the validation report shall include at least all of the following: (a) the completed checklist (attachment 6-C4 set out in the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 185/2010) signed by the EU aviation security validator and where applicable commented by the validated entity; (b) the declaration of commitments (Attachment 6-H3 set out in the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 185/2010) signed by the validated entity; and (c) an independence declaration (Attachment 11-A set out in the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 185/2010) in respect of the entity validated signed by the EU aviation security validator..

KC3 - A Part of the security chain

Approval and security controls for Known Consignors and Account Consignors mirror those for Regulated Agents EU 185/2010 Parts 6.4 and 6.5 documents the requirements Consignments must be packed or sealed to ensure tampering would be evident Vehicles shall be locked or sealed, curtain- sided vehicles secured with TIR cords so that tampering would be evident
Timeline for implementing the new ACC3 Regulations
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KC 3