Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

AEO certification: guaranteed easy exporting (18/02/2011)

André Overmars, General Manager

Quicker, more reliable international shipping, better logistics, less administrative hassle – thes are some of the benefits of AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) certification in the European Union. After a thorough audit by the Dutch customs authorities, Cargill BV has become one of the first 400 companies in the Netherlands to receive AEO status.

After 2001, the EU saw a need to ensure more safety in transportation of goods, without compromising efficiency. At the same time, it foresaw increased movement of goods into and out of the EU. It developed AEO status as a way for customs and businesses to work together to ensure safe, efficient import and export. AEO certification gives customers a guarantee that they are working with a company that fulfils all EU requirements for customs compliance, security, solid accounting and logistics, and internal control systems.

The certification is valid for all EU member countries and for all Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate export products from the Netherlands. Cargill sites in other EU countries have also applied for AEO status and are close to completing their certification.

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