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Davies Turner shares its AEO experience

[ January 27, 2020   //   ]

Davies Turner is offering Authorised Economic Operator consultancy services to existing and potential clients. The forwarder says its clients have noted a significant increase in the number of tenders and preferred supplier qualification applications that ask whether they have AEO accreditation, fuelled by Brexit negotiations.

It can explain to customers how they can gain competitive advantage, recognition for professional competence and potentially less troublesome border crossings.

Chairman, Philip Stephenson said: “With further disruption and delays, new regulations and a potential diplomatic breakdown between the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the EU, there does seem to be some very real threats posed to this particular industry. AEO status is an internationally recognised quality mark indicating that your role in the international supply chain is secure, and that your customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.”

He adds that Davies Turner was a very early adopter of the AEO programme. In April 2008, Davies Turner Air Cargo was one of the first businesses anywhere, to gain full accreditation as a stand-alone operation, with Davies Turner Plc achieving full certification (Type F) for all Group serviced two years later. Last year its subsidiary in Ireland was granted AEO (Type C) status.

Stephenson added: “So, having worked closely with various customs regimes on this European-wide initiative, we have great experience in the application process and now want to offer that expertise to a wide variety of companies, to assist them to develop their own AEO programme and gain accreditation to this standard, which can have positive effects on their international supply chains.”

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