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Headline : United States : IATA's standard for e-communication between air cargo stakeholders set to become global standard
Summary : IATA's Cargo-XML messaging will be the standard used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) for the collection of advance data on all cross-border shipments to and from America, after many years of discussions.

With the support of one of the world's major federal law enforcement agencies, IATA's standard for the electronic communication between air carriers and other air cargo stakeholders is set to become the global standard.

XML messaging integrates communication between shippers, freight forwarders, ground-handling agents and regulators, in addition to customs and security agencies.

The CPB is adopting XML messaging to move the global air cargo sector towards a universal vocabulary for the sector to communicate cargo content across borders, and allow state agencies to gather advance cross-border data on export and import shipments.

Nick Careen, IATA's senior vice president for airport, passenger, cargo and security, said, "Airlines, freight-forwarders, shippers and border agencies share the common goals of simplifying processes, enhancing efficiency and maximizing safety and security. The key to achieving this is industry collaboration and standardization on a global scale."