Definition and General Principles
When the following terms are used in the Standards and Recommended Practices of facilitation, they have the following meanings:
Articles, including first- aid and survival equipment and commissary supplies but not spare parts or stores, for use on board an aircraft during flight.
As provided in article 96 of the Convention, any Air Transport enterprise offering or operating a scheduled international air service.
Airline and operator’s Documents
Air waybill/consignment notes, passenger tickets and boarding passes, bank and agent settlement plan documents, excess baggage tickets, miscellaneous charge order (MCO), damage and irregularity reports, baggage and cargo labels, timetables and weight and balance documents, for use by airline and operators.
A person who represents an operator and who is authorized by on behalf of such operator to act on formalities connected with the entry and clearance of the operator’s aircraft, crew, passengers, cargo, mail, baggage or stores and includes, where national law permits, a third party authorized to handle cargo on the aircraft
Personal property of passengers or crew carried on an aircraft by agreement with the operator.
Any property carried on an aircraft other than mail, stores and accompanied or mishandled baggage.
Clearance of Goods
The complishment of the customs formalities necessary to allow goods to enter home use, to be exported for to be placed under another customs procedure.
Items, either disposable or intended for multiple use, that they are used by the operator for provision of services during flights, in particular for catering and for the comfort of passengers.
A person who assigned by an operator to duty on an aircraft during a flight duty period.
Direct Transit Area
A special area established in an International Airport, approved by the public authorities concerned and under their direct supervision, for accommodation State of traffic which is pausing brief in its l passage through the Contracting State.
Direct Transit Arrangement
Special arrangement approved by the public authorities concerned by which traffic which is pausing briefly in its passage through the Contracting State remain under their direct control.
The leaving of an aircraft after a landing, except by crew or passengers continuing on the next stage of the same through flight.
The operation in which measures are taken to control or kill insect present in aircraft and containers.
The boarding of an aircraft for the purpose of commencing a flight, except by such crew or passengers as have embarked on a previous stage of the same through-flight.
The customs procedure under which certain goods can be brought into a customs territory conditionally relieved totally or partially from payment of Import duties and Taxes, such goods must be Imported for a specific purpose and must be intended for re-exportation within a specific period and without having undergone any change except normal depreciation due to the use made of them.
Entry and Departure of Airport
Contracting States shall adopt shall appropriate measures for the clearance of aircraft Arriving from Departing to another Contracting State and shall implement in such a manner as to prevent unnecessary delays.
In development procedures aimed at the efficient clearance of Entering or Departing aircraft, Contracting States shall take into account the application of Aviation Security and Narcotic Control Measures.
Entry and Departure of Persons and their Baggage
In order to facilitate and expedite the clearance of persons Entering or Departing by air, Contracting States shall adopt border control regulations appropriate to the Air transport environment and shall apply them in such a manner as to prevent unnecessary delays.
In developing procedures aimed at the efficient application of border controls on passengers and crew. Contracting States shall take into account the application of Aviation Security, border integrity, Narcotic Control and Immigration control measures.
b. Document Required for Travel
No documents other than those provided for in this chapter, shall be required by Contracting States for the entry into and departure from their territories of visitors.
Contracting States shall not require visitors traveling by Air, rightfully holding valid passports recognized by the receiving State and holding valid visas, where appropriate present any other document of identity.
When issuing passports that are not machine readable, Contracting States shall ensure that the personal identification and document issuance data and the format of the data page conform to the specification for the ‘’visual Zone’’ set forth in document 9303, part-I machine readable passports the’’ machine readable zone’’ area shall be filled with words such as ‘’ this passport is not machine readable’’ or other data to preclude fraudulent insertion of machine readable characters.
Entry and Departure of Cargo and other Articles
In order to facilitate and expedite the release and clearance of goods carried by Air, Contracting States shall adopt regulations and procedures appropriate to Air Cargo operations and shall apply then in such a manner as to prevent unnecessary delays.
With respect to cargo moving by both air and surface transport under an Air waybill, Contracting States shall consult with operators and other concerned, with the aim of accomplishing set forth in4.1.
Release and Clearance of Export Cargo
Contracting States that require document for clearance shall normally linit their requirement to a simplified export declaration.
Release and Clearance of Import Cargo
When scheduling examinations, priority shal be given to the examination of Live Animals and perishable goods which the public authorities accept are urgently required