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Checkport, a subsidiary of Swissport International Ltd, is the first and only Swiss company having obtained the IATA certification “Independent ACC3 EU Validator” and may from now on carry out third country validations for air carriers.

ACC3 stands for “Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport”, a designation required in order for carriers to fly cargo into or through the European Union, including Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. Since July 2014, most carrier stations in third countries (non-EU countries) are required to have undergone an audit to obtain an EU Aviation Security Validation to acquire or maintain their ACC3 designation.

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