Davies Turner Ireland has gained AEO accreditation to help expedite shipments through customs.
The freight forwarder was awarded the status by Irish Revenue, meaning it will be able to benefit from simplified customs procedures.
Philip Stephenson, chairman of Davies Turner, said: “The AEO regime is one of a series of measures being co-ordinated by the World Customs Organisation as part of a multi-layered and long term approach to facilitating international trade whilst making supply chains more secure and controlled from origin through to final destination.
“The scheme provides legitimate businesses with a quality mark subject to regular audits, which demonstrates the integrity of their internal controls and systems, as well as ensuring that staff training and Customs procedures are effective and compliant.
“Some of the tangible benefits we have seen from AEO accreditation include fewer physical and documentary examinations of cargo, priority use of non-intrusive inspection techniques when examination is required, and priority processing by Customs whenever security awareness is heightened and Preferred or Trusted Trader status becomes decisive.”
The authorisation comes just under 10 years after the company’s UK parent company, Davies Turner Plc achieved full certification (Type F) for all Group services including airfreight, ocean freight, overland trailer or intermodal services, Customs warehousing, supply chain management and project forwarding.
In April 2008, Davies Turner Air Cargo was the first part of the group, and one of the first businesses anywhere, to gain full AEO accreditation as a stand-alone operation.