New certification in the UK

New certification in the UK

We are excited to inform you that our UK team has been certified as a UK Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) by HMRC (His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs), encompassing two distinct statuses:

  • Authorised Economic Operator Customs Simplification (AEOC)
  • Authorised Economic Operator Security and Safety (AEOS)

For this certification, HMRC has checked our business against the demanding criteria:

  • Tax and customs compliance over the last three years;
  • Customs record keeping with an efficient system for managing commercial and transport records;
  • Financial records covering the last three years;
  • Evidence of practical competence in customs matters for the previous three years;
  • Procedures to protect our business and the supply chain from any risks.

What are the benefits of this certification?

  • Faster clearance with priority treatment for customs controls;
  • Fewer interventions at the frontier with customs simplifications/authorisations and reduced entry/exit declaration requirements;
  • Lower risk scores with reduced checks customs carry out on our documents and goods.

Where are these statuses recognised?

Several countries recognise the AEO status, and the UK government is actively working to establish arrangements with key trading partners. As of now, there are negotiated arrangements in place with:

  • The European Union
  • Japan
  • the People’s Republic of China
  • the United States of America
  • Switzerland
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Singapore

These AEO statuses serve as prestigious international quality marks, affirming the excellence and safety of our business within the global supply chain. They encompass customs regulations for medical shipments and Advanced Therapies Logistics. These certifications demonstrate our commitment to upholding the highest standards and underscore our global mission of safeguarding lives.

Congratulations to our team in the UK for their impressive accomplishment!