Outside the EU
As of July 1, 2014, statutory European provisions will obligate airlines that fly cargo and mail from outside the EU to fulfill specific security standards. The EU will require documentation as to how the air cargo is "secured."
Within the EU
The transition period ended on April 28, 2013. Now there are only officially licensed known consignors. "Unsecured goods" are subject to binding control measures before being loaded onto the airplane. We will be glad to help you here with any questions about known consignors or regulated agents.