Amsterdam, 19 October 2012 – C.H. Robinson Europe BV, one of the leading freight forwarders in Europe, announced that it has been granted Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification by Dutch customs, which officially regards the company as a reliable trade partner.

The certificate enables clients of C.H. Robinson Europe BV to benefit from several advantages with regards to Customs procedures such as prior notification for import and export exams, priority treatment in the event of a cargo exam, and fewer physical exams and document reviews.

This early notification will better allow for C.H. Robinson Europe BV clients to plan for any possible delays that may arise due to the exam. In addition, priority treatment allows for cargo to be examined ahead of other cargo and in certain cases, Customs will also allow AEO certified participants to choose the location for exam. This allows clients of C.H. Robinson Europe BV to choose facilities based on location and cost alike.

“Our status of Authorised Economic Operator makes Customs handlings go much smoother as we can now obtain new permits and licenses much faster thanks to this certificate,” says Bob Van Leeuwen, project manager at C.H. Robinson Europe.

AEO certified participants are recognized by Customs as a secure and safe business partner and have improved relations with Customs making both C.H. Robinson Europe and its client’s experiences with Customs as seamless and positive as possible.

The concept of European Authorised Economic Operator is an EU Customs security programme that started in 2007 and recognizes companies as reliable trade partners as they met the following common criteria: customs compliance, appropriate record-keeping, financial solvency and, where relevant, appropriate security and safety standards.

About the AEO-certificate

For more information, please visit the official website.

About C.H. Robinson Europe

C.H. Robinson Europe is one of the leading freight forwarders in Europe with a dynamic network of 55 offices providing coverage throughout the region. C.H. Robinson Europe is a subsidiary of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the largest transportation and logistics providers in the world, with more than $10 billion (USD) in revenues. As part of a powerful global network the freight forwarder brings best practices from around the world and applies them to each relationship, providing customers with flexible, reliable service that sets it apart from other competitors, and give carriers greater access to available freight and quick payment options. The company's motivated, multilingual and customer-focused employees apply their local knowledge and expertise to every transport challenge and build strong, personalised relationships with the customers and carriers they serve.

More information on: http://www.chrobinson.com/en/uk.


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