Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK, 27 June 2011 – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has been recognized as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) in the UK by the European Union. In order to qualify for AEO status, CEVA had to meet strict AEO security and customs standards. This adds to the AEO accreditation CEVA secured in Ireland in 2010.
The AEO concept constitutes a main element of the Customs Security Program of the European Union. Approved parties with AEO status benefit from customs simplifications and fast-tracking of applications.
“The AEO certification is a very important accreditation for CEVA,” says Michael O’Donoghue, CEVA’s Managing Director, Freight Management UK, Ireland and Nordics. “With this certification we have demonstrated our impeccable execution credo. AEO measures our compliance in ISO, Security, HR and Finance. It has helped us to raise compliance levels and improve existing internal controls. Customs simplifications would not be granted without being able to meet the AEO criteria and without customs simplifications we would not be able to offer customs solutions or be competitive in the brokerage marketplace. Overall, the AEO certification is reassurance for our customers that CEVA is a company that can be trusted to provide operational excellence in freight management.”
For more information contact:
CEVA, Communications Officer
+44 (0)1530 568709