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Page 20 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • AUG-SEPT 2016 AA focus on pharma shipments DUTCH Customs has teamed with the Schiphol cargo community to launch a new simplified e-commerce declara- tion called Venue. Venue has been designed to help shippers import and export items that are being purchased via e-commerce platforms - such as fashion, personal care and homeware - throughout the Union Customs Code transition peri- od that ends in January 2021. “Together with Dutch Customs we are engaged in co-operating with stakeholders at the airport to find new ways of working that can further improve efficiencies,” said Saskia van Pelt, business development director, Schiphol Cargo. “The air cargo market is changing and we are seeing a huge increase in e-commerce parcels. Venue will help us service the expected strong growth in that market.” Venue-authorised shippers are able to submit a pre-declaration leaving out one or more particulars, such as the Harmonised System (HS) code, and with goods valued at EUR22 or less requiring no supplementary declara- tion. “Venue has significant advantages because generating HS codes can be time-consuming and this innova- tive solution will keep cargo moving smoothly through Amsterdam, while si- multaneously maintaining efficient and reliable Customs clearance processes,” said Pelt. “Particulars are provided to Customs in a supplementary decla- ration of a periodic nature, reducing administrative time and costs for both Customs and the authorisation holder.” “The rise in e-commerce is changing the supply chain and last year we saw an increase of 15 per cent in Customs declarations, even though the volumes at Amsterdam remained stable,” said Alex (AJ) Drost, AEO auditor at Dutch Customs. The Venue declaration will be availa- ble until Q3 2019. On the web: www.schipholcargow- orld.com Saskia van Pelt, business development director, Schiphol Cargo AMERICAN Airlines Cargo has signed with the International Air Transporta- tion Association (IATA) to obtain certi- fication for the handling of pharmaceu- ticals and healthcare products targeted at supply chain participants. Initial stations will include the carri- er’s home base and key hub Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW), and Miami International (MIA). American will also certify Philadelphia International (PHL) in support of its dedicated 2,322 square metre pharmaceutical and healthcare handling facility that opened in 2015. The IATA certification, known as the Centre for Excellence and Independent Validators (CEIV), impartially validates the capabilities associated with the proper transportation of delicate, temperature-controlled pharmaceutical shipments. In addition to the facilita- tion of critical training for warehouse handling staff on regulations and best practices, the certification includes the assessment and verification of prop- erly-equipped facilities, processes and operational effectiveness for the cor- rect handling of these sensitive prod- ucts—all efforts American has focused heavily on over the recent years. Dutch Customs/Schiphol community launch new e-commerce declaration For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au Are you getting your Aircargo news daily? Thursday, 22 September 2016 UK air rage ‘quadruples’ THE NUMBER of air rage incidents on UK airlines has quadrupled over the last three years, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which says there were 386 dangerous incidents in 2015 compared to 114 in 2014 and 85 in 2013. Brazilian airlines face new tax impost BRAZIL’s airlines are impacted by a decision by Brazil’s tax authority to list Ireland as a tax haven, with about US$306 million in new taxes on air- craft leases to be applied. Eduardo Sanovicz, head of Brazilian airline association ABEAR called the impact “brutal”. MH17 investigators identify missile launch site THE INVESTIGATORS into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 reportedly have found the launch site of the missile that downed it as they gathers evidence to be presented in a potential criminal trial. Monday, 19 September 2016 gerry’s dnata to invest Us$18m GERRY’s dnata, the Dubai-based joint venture firm that performs ground handling at Pakistan’s airports, is investing US$18 million to double its capacity by December next year. Thursday, 15 September 2016 international air freight up, domes- tic down in July AIR FREIGHT markets managed 1.9 per cent growth in total freight during the month of July, according to Airports Council International. An optimistic 3.9 per cent growth in inter- national freight was counterbalanced by a 2.7 per cent decline in domestic air freight volumes.