All cargo leaving New Zealand must be made safe for flight and kept secure. This is done by a regulated air cargo agent (RACA) applying security controls. If a RACA doesn’t do this, the airline must apply those security controls to the cargo it’s transporting.

Air cargo security controls are necessary to:

  • protect passengers and crew
  • preserve New Zealand’s reputation with our international aviation partners as a safe point of origin for cargo
  • meet our international treaty obligations to civil aviation security.