> On arrival of the aircraft, the airline receives the original air waybills and draws up the flight manifest. The airline enters it into the Customs’ computer system (MARIA) and submits it to customs for entry authorization.
> The ramp services company transfers the cargo from the aircraft to TCA’s Cargo Reception Area.
> With the flight manifest now authorized by Customs in hand; TCA personnel verify that the characteristics of the cargo received match those declared in the manifest: weight, number of pieces and packaging conditions. In the case of detecting a difference in weight, a greater or lesser number of pieces or deficiencies in the packaging, a document is drawn up and signed by customs', the airline's and TCA's personnel. TCA Staff record this information on the computer system, which in turn is connected in real time with the MARIA computer system.