Dachser Korea has been officially certified with Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status enabling it to offer its customers enhanced export competitiveness thanks to priority treatment at customs clearance including fewer security and safety related controls.
Being an AEO confirms that Dachser Korea is a trustworthy business partner to handle customs clearance in international trade, the company said.
“Obtaining the AEO certification is a major achievement for Dachser in Korea and marks another significant step towards reaching optimal efficiency and quality in our operative business”, said Roman Mueller, managing director Air & Sea Logistics Korea.
The certification also recognises Dachser’s excellence in digital process management and documentation. Transport processes are fully transparent through the company’s comprehensive air and sea transport management system, Othello. An SOP database provides full overview of process descriptions which are supported by internal control systems, while material on foreign trade compliance is also well documented and readily available, Dascher said.
“AEO certified companies have gone through an extensive auditing process by customs authorities therefore are considered fully compliant with local rules and regulations,” Mueller explained. “One of the benefits of this is having simplified trade and customs processes at import and export.”
Furthermore, Korean customs have selected Dachser for a joint audit with the US Customs authorities. Under the Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) between US and South Korea, Dachser’s AEO certification is now also recognised by the US, which means that Dachser Korea is capable of serving transpacific business even more efficiently, it said.
The AEO concept was introduced by the World Customs Organisation (WCO) with the goal to enhance international supply chain security and to facilitate the legitimate trade. Open to all, traders voluntarily meet a wide range of criteria working closely with customs authorities to ensure the common objective of supply chain security and for traders to enjoy benefits.
It covers economic operators authorised for customs simplification, security and safety or a combination of the two. AEO companies are therefore companies that customs authorities trust and are recognised by the international community. They are more suited to tackle trade barriers and enhance exports.
Dachser is currently represented in 44 countries and in Asia, Dachser employs more than 1,670 people in 49 offices in eleven countries with the Regional Head Office Asia Pacific located in Hong Kong.
(l-r) Roman Mueller, managing director Air & Sea Logistics Korea; Yi-Keun Yoon, director general at Korea Customs Service; and Jacqueline Lee, department head Operations Air & Sea Logistics Korea, during the official AEO certification ceremony which took place in Seoul on 24 July 2018.