When it comes to AEO certification, it’s not all about the financial and customs declarations side of things. Whether you’re looking at AEO as a forwarder or an importer/exporter, the security of your operation needs to be scrutinised too. This leaves many people worried about how best to go abut evaluating their readiness for application, but there’s one simple tool that can really help you get a handle on where you’re compliant and where you may be able to improve, and that’s the process flow chart.
The dynamics shaping global trade have necessitated the need to control the flow of international trade and contain the security threats that come with it. This is just one of the reasons AEO is in high demand. An AEO certified business is a business that has met the strict criteria defined by the customs authorities related to its operational functions and their interaction with the customs processes and procedures, and one of the most important parts of AEO certification is the security your business can provide to the supply chain.
Here in the UK, we’re all well aware of the benefits of AEO, but now it seems Australia could see the cost of exporting to Asia slashed as they are brought into line with other major trading nations all over the world.
There are a consistently growing number of reasons why any economic operator should have AEO certification, and although these certificates are currently not mandatory they do provide a myriad of vital opportunities. In fact, the benefits of obtaining AEO certificates are nothing short of overwhelming.
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