AIT logistics has announced its three UK sites have been given the “authorised economic operators” (AEO) approval from the European Commission’s Taxation and Customs Union earlier this week.
The sites in Exeter, London and Manchester will be granted a “priority customs clearance” treatment.
The AEO accreditation is internationally recognised as a mark of supply chain security and quality.
To receive an AEO approval it reportedly requires an “extensive” vetting process to demonstrate well-documented internal standards and compliance.
With the AEO status it allows AIT’s customers to know that their “freight forwarder’s customs control procedures” meet the government’s requirements as well as the high standard of “cargo safety and security”.
Greg Weigel, executive VP at AIT said: “With the potential of a hard Brexit, AIT’s AEO status in the United Kingdom will be a particularly helpful differentiator for our customers, providing them simplified and efficient customs processing and priority import handling.
“We’re excited for our customers to benefit from faster cycle times and enhanced reliability through our UK locations to all points in Europe and around the globe.”