Carriers and airports seeking to overcome constraints

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Carriers and airports seeking to overcome constraints created by the bilateral network will find it useful toparticipate actively in the formulation of U.S. policy for upcoming bilateral negotiations. Whenevernegotiations are scheduled with a particular country, it is standard practice for the U.S. Government toinvite all interested U.S. carriers and airports to submit written comments on the position the U.S.Delegation should take. In addition, there is normally an industry pre-negotiation meeting held in
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130Washington which provides an opportunity to respond to issues raised by other parties, and discuss morefully the points raised in an airport or airline's own written submission to the negotiators.Furthermore, theU.S. typically permits its airports and carriers to include a representative as an observer on the U.S.Delegation to most rounds of bilateral and multilateral negotiations.Thus, U.S. interests usually have theopportunity to observe directly the course of these important negotiations, and to provide input to the U.S.Government negotiators as to the progress.However, there are many meetings that are that are notopen to individual parties. In some of those cases, US trade associations including ACI-NA USInternational Air Service Program can participate in the meetings.As noted above, U.S. policy specifically contemplates cargo may be a useful stepping stone to fullliberalization with countries not ready for an immediate transition to "Open Skies," and U.S. negotiatorstherefore may be eager to hear from airports and carriers with specific ideas for expanding internationalcargo services through bilateral negotiations. Airports and carriers should first assess their strengths, inorder to effectively present their interests to decision-makers among U.S. and foreign governments andcarriers.4. CONCLUSIONDespite the tremendously difficult circumstances it has faced during the past several years, the air cargosector has remained relatively stable and it now positioned to continue the long-term trend of consistentgrowth.Air cargo carriers are positioned to play a vital role in contributing to economic growth, enablingU.S. exporters to reach foreign markets, and bringing products to U.S. manufacturers and consumersfrom sources around the world.As in the past, the industry faces a number of constraints, chief amongthem security issues, as well as bilateral and safety issues.However, sophisticated cargo carriers andairports will continue to be able to find ways to work with regulators to achieve important security andsafety objectives, while continuing to work toward increased liberalization of international markets andfacilitate continued growth and vibrancy in the air cargo industry.The carriers, airports, forwarders, andother players in the cargo industry need to take an active role in implementing the regulatory reliefstrategies touched on here, so that the full measure of air cargo's economic potential can be realized for

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Term
Fall
Professor
Margaret Klemm
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air cargo, Cargo airline, Mode of transport
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