FloraPlus, proud holder of the AEO customs status
Floraplus is one of the first export companies that have received the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status from the Dutch Customs Authorities.
On the 27th of September, this certificate was officially presented by the Director of Schiphol Customs.
Authorised Economic Operator is English for the Dutch term ‘Erkend Marktdeelnemer’. After the attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York (11 September 2001), the need for security has increased drastically world-wide. De European (Customs) Union has responded by setting up secure logistics and administrative flows. Companies that are part of this so-called ‘green’ flow of goods will enjoy considerable benefits as opposed to companies that are part of the so-called ‘red’ flow of goods.
These benefits will be felt at the Union’s borders in particular. When importing these goods, certified companies will enjoy the following benefits:
- Fewer physical and administrative controls;
- Faster handling;
- Prior notification at controls;
- Fewer data required at declaration.
These benefits will result in significantly faster handling – benefits from which the clients of Floraplus will profit as well.
The fact that Floraplus, in order to obtain the certificate, has been closely screened by the Customs Authorities is equally important, and they have decided that Floraplus meets the severe customs demands. Floraplus was examined for solvability, security, administration, logistics and reputation. It is clear that the Customs have a very positive opinion of Floraplus performance.
Floraplus once again has made it apparent that it is a front-runner in customs matters and that it goes the extra mile to adjust to any new developments. Floraplus explicitly wishes to stand out as a top-quality provider. Today, as one of the few that are part of the ‘green’ flow, Floraplus is in the best position ever to live up to its reputation, being able to provide its services significantly faster than suppliers that are not AEO-certified.
Benefits you can profit from to the fullest extent!
We are proud of having received this recognition.
Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further information on what this could mean for you.
With kind regards,
Ron and Nicolette Hooyman