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CLECAT anger at security decision

[ February 22, 2013   //   ]

CLECAT, the European Association for forwarding, has added its voice to the British Internatioal Freight Association (BIFA), saying that it is disappointed that freight forwarders and customs brokers which are AEO-accredited will not benefit from the reduced risk scores under the mutual recognition agreement (MRA) for the US and European Union trade security programmes.

It said that since the programme started, CLECAT and its national Member Associations have consistently supported the concept of AEO, and encouraged their members to work towards accreditation, putting in considerable time, money and human resources.

It said: “It is therefore extremely disappointing that the efforts of our members to improve supply chain security and customs compliance are not recognised by EU and US regulators, who have overlooked the sector’s efforts to support their trade security ambitions.”

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