EU regulations require any air carrier transporting cargo or mail into the EU from a non-EU airport to ensure that all cargo and mail loaded is from a secure supply chain and is screened. Air carriers must also be designated as an ‘Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport’ (ACC3).

The regulations additionally require that ACC3s, as well as other business entities involved in their cargo supply chain, such as ground handling agents and screening companies  (Regulated Agents – RA3), undergo on-site or desk-top validations of their cargo operations at the relevant non-EU airports.  The validations, which are valid for 3 years (RA3s) or 5 years (ACC3s), must be undertaken by an Independent Aviation Security Validator, accredited by an EU regulator.

Leonardbeavan Ltd’s director, Tony Walker, is a fully qualified EU Aviation Security Independent Validator, accredited by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28:  Border Force check the passports of passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport on May 28, 2014 in London, England. Border Force is the law enforcement command within the Home Office responsible for the security of the UK border by enforcing immigration and customs controls on people and goods entering the UK. Border Force officers work at 140 sea and airports across the UK and overseas.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A strong border protects national security, improves revenue collection, and helps reduce the incidence of smuggling of both goods and people.

At Leonardbeavan Ltd, we have access to a wide range of experts who can advise clients on the most effective ways of strengthening border controls, improving import and export systems and procedures, developing strategic visions and operational plans, and establishing robust organisational structures.

We provide years of experience of working and training in domestic and overseas environments, across the full spectrum of border controls and border management.