Biocair is pleased to announce that as of 8 September, Biocair International is an authorised economic operator (AEO).
Biocair have been awarded AEOF, which is customs simplification, security and safety certification. Approval was issued by HMRC as the national customs administration in the UK.
The AEO certificate is a quality mark confirming adherence to supply chain security standards and recognition of effective and compliant customs procedures.
Granting of a certificate is based on the recipient demonstrating an appropriate record of customs compliance and proper associated procedures and systems, allowing rigorous customs control. Recognition of the standard is assessed through a series of HMRC visits for verification.
The benefits of AEO are varied and it is expected that introduction of the Unionised Customs Code (UCC) within Europe will introduce a requirement for AEO approval to employ certain customs arrangements.
The need for approval will become more important to ensure maximum efficiency in shipping activities.
As the specialist logistics provider of choice for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, Biocair is dedicated to assisting its customers to achieve successful and compliant delivery of their materials. The AEO certificate is recognition of this compliance capability.