TSA Responds to Joint Web Platform Issue Petition Submitted by AfA & NCBFAA
The Airforwarders Association recently joined with the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) in submitting a petition for technical and operational support to address issues concerning the Known Shipper Management System (KSMS) and the Indirect Air Carrier Management System (IACMS). In response to the petition, TSA relayed positive news that will help members with their web platform operational concerns.
During a discussion yesterday with NCBFAA Legislative Counsel Jon Kent, Esq. and Airforwarders Association Regulatory Compliance Committee members Glen Hall, Donna Mullins, and Bruce Wilson, senior-level TSA staff announced that the IACMS, as well as the KSMS, would undergo a modernization project to improve performance and address vital issues presented by industry. The agency and technology providers have signed contracts that will begin with an overhaul of the IACMS by September 2019. A similar redesign of the KSMS should be completed by September 2020.
TSA promised to include feedback through industry user working groups once the modernization project begins.
Afa remains thankful to the TSA for responding to their joint petition with the NCBFAA and working to improve these vital web platforms.