Brexit and The Importance of AEO Accreditation

Why WTA regained its AEO Accreditation  

The Authorised Economic Operator Scheme (AEO) scheme is intended to bring about improved security and compliance in the supply chain, whether you are a forwarder, customs clearance agency, exporter or importer. As WTA works with many international companies that have significant supply chains, maintaining our AEO accredited status is a high priority.

What does being AEO certified mean and what are the benefits for you? 

Achieving AEO accreditation is a comprehensive process. Having acquired it our clients can benefit from WTA’s processes being internationally recognised as thorough, efficient and compliant. This hugely streamlines the logistical process, saving you time and money, improving customer service with quicker delivery and consequently boosting profit margins.

The certification has taken on extra importance for UK businesses since the country left the EU Single Market and Customs Union. Any product being exported or imported from the 27 countries is now considered international, therefore subject to more checks.

What does the AEO quality mark provide?

  • Fast track through customs controls 
  • Lower risk score, which significantly reduces the frequency of physical and documentary checks at the border
  • Improved security, with a reduced occurrence of theft or loss in transit
  • Demonstrates a high level of competence with the authorities
  • Access to simplified customs procedures

By WTA being AEO accredited, it means that as part of the process we had our entire supply chain closely scrutinized and that we have best practices in place for a compliant, secure and transparent supply chain. Giving you the peace of mind that we are an organization that is committed to delivering a streamlined operation that is beneficial to you.

If you would like to find out more about our AEO status and how it might benefit your business contact Anthony Bour. 

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