A common standard for CSD
The Consignment Security Declaration (CSD) provides regulators with an audit trail of how, when and by whom cargo has been secured along the supply chain.
Its objective is to meet ICAO requirements, ensuring that each consignment received by an aircraft operator or a regulated agent comes with documentation, either on the e-Air Waybill or on a separate declaration.
To avoid a plethora of different security declarations, IATA developed a standard CSD in cooperation with the industry and regulators.
Electronic CSD (e-CSD)
The e-CSD allows operators to exchange and archive security information electronically to warrant that only secure cargo is shipped. This electronic document can also be audited by regulators at any point in the supply-chain and printed from electronic records.
- Electronic Consignment Security Declaration - standard layout (pdf). This document is also available in Arabic (pdf), Chinese (pdf), French (pdf), Russian (pdf), and Spanish (pdf)
- The Other Customs, Security and Regulatory Control Information (OCI) table (pdf) is a technical tool to guide business experts and message providers in the development and implementation of the e-CSD
Since 2013, several countries have show their official support to e-CSD:
- The German Federal Aviation Office (LBA) issued a communication confirming that the country officially accepts the e-CSD and CSD layout
- The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) agreed that freight forwarders, carriers and ground handling agents could implement the e-CSD in addition to the CSD paper layout
- The Swiss Civil Aviation Authority (FOCA) informed the air cargo industry that they can implement e-CSD and its layout as defined in the latest ICAO Aviation Security Manual