The RA3 certificate (Regulated Agent Third Country) confirms that the terminal of Moscow Cargo LLC fully complies with all aviation security requirements established by the European Union for cargo and mail destined for or traveling through the EU countries from the territory of non-EU countries (Implementing Regulation (EU ) 2015/1998).
Moscow Cargo’s registration number is RU / RA3 / 00005-01.
The Luftfahrt-Bundesamt auditors paid special attention to the implementation of a security program by Moscow Cargo that includes measures to protect the cargo and preserve its integrity throughout the entire logistics cycle before the transfer to the airline. All cargo-handling operations from the moment of acceptance for transportation until the moment of delivery on board the aircraft take place in the controlled area of the airport (KZA), where unauthorized access to the cargo is prohibited during ground handling.
Moscow Cargo is the largest cargo operator in the Russian Federation with RA3 certification. The current certificate is valid until December 29, 2023, and allows new partner airlines of Sheremetyevo Airport to undergo simplified certification and receive the ACC3 status (Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport), which is required for the shipment of goods and mail to EU countries.
The Registered Agent Regime (along with the Known Consignor Regime) was originally introduced by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and its member states to support the implementation of the Air Cargo Secured Supply Chain (ICAO) concept.
The concept was developed after explosives were found in two parcels sent to the United States from Yemen by courier services UPS and FedEx on October 29, 2010, and the practice soon became widespread. Since July 1, 2014, the European Union has required that all air transport of goods and mail destined for or traveling through the EU countries from countries outside the EU be by carriers that have confirmed ACC3 status. This is in accordance with the EU-approved procedure for ensuring a secure chain of deliveries from third countries (Third Country EU Validated Secure Supply Chain).