The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has not been able to influence world governments sufficiently to bring about universal support for Annex 17 security measures governing air cargo. The industry, notably the indirect carriers, view government regulatory plans as unrealistic and unconvincing, because of inconsistencies and extremes in the application of Annex 17 principles. The resultant lack of progress could be countered by uniting government and industry within the middle ground of compromise, and by providing ICAO with the machinery to help administrations introduce harmonized practices.
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