ACC3: Are you ready?
by Donald Urquhart
“Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken,” observed the 18th century writer, Jonathan Swift. But one promise best kept, is the one many airlines made back in early 2012. That promise, by carriers bringing cargo into Europe was embodied in a declaration of commitment signed with the European Union which accorded them ‘ACC3’ status. But that was the easy part. With a 1 July deadline for validation fast approaching, carriers brining cargo into Europe risk being banned should they break that promise. Donald Urquhart reports.