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Joint Press Statement EU Japan aviation security

Joint Press Statement EU Japan aviation security

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24/09/2019

Joint Press Statement

on the occasion of the meeting between Mr. Henrik Hololei, Director-General of the European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport 
and 
Mr. Takamitsu Asawa, Deputy Minister for Technical Affairs, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan 
gathered in Montreal for the ICAO 40th Assembly

24 September 2019, Montreal, Canada

  1. The two sides welcomed the discussions held on the possible future establishment of a One-Stop-Security area between Japan and the European Union. Once security controls are undertaken at the point of origin no further security controls would be required at transfer points where the integrity of those security controls is protected along the path of air travel.
  2. They recognised that a One-Stop-Security area could deliver major benefits for passengers, businesses, air transport operators and airport operators in terms of greater convenience and speed, operational simplicity, and cost savings, whilst maintaining a high level of security.
  3. They recognised that One-Stop-Security could contribute to the sustainability of aviation security measures and to raising the bar of aviation security globally, in line with the deliberations of ICAO.
  4. In light of the above, they confirmed their intention to compare the respective aviation security frameworks with a view to determine equivalence and to continue the work that could ultimately lead to the adoption of the instruments that would provide the legal basis for allowing One-Stop-Security to be implemented.