With Brexit around the corner, the Irish freight forwarding industry has received a timely boost with the news that Irish-owned firm Network International Cargo has been awarded the gold-standard certification of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
At Government Buildings recently, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD presented the certificate to Margaret Nulty, Head of Compliance for Network International Cargo.
Issued by the Irish Revenue and Customs authorities but recognised throughout the EU, AEO status rewards best practice in the international supply chain and helps facilitate the faster movement of goods through customs borders.
As such, Network International Cargo will attract real benefits such as lower risk scores in customs risk analysis, simplified customs procedures and priority treatment for physical examination of goods.
This latest distinction is testament to the hard work and dedication of all involved at Network International Cargo, which had to meet stringent eligibility criteria for the standard in relation to its security arrangements, management systems, financial solvency and compliance with customs rules and procedures.
“We at Network International Cargo are proud to have achieved AEO certification. This represents another milestone reached on the journey of Network International Cargo and one that will be of great benefit to the Company and its customers”, said Eddie Bowers, Managing Director.
“AEO certification together with ISO 9001 Quality Management System, Aviation Security Approval and Good Distribution Practice Passport ensures we are best placed to serve our customers into the future”