If you are engaged in international trade, an additional consideration is whether your freight forwarder is an AEO. AEOs can provide quicker and easier passage through customs in the UK and abroad. AEO accreditation is designed to simplify customs duty and tax compliance, safeguard security and support supply chain risk management. Border processes are more efficient and faster for approved businesses and their clients as they are recognised as low risk and are therefore less likely to be delayed due to examinations.

For more information see: TradeTech Solution’s AEODirectory – where you can also search the database to check whether your freight forwarder has AEO Accreditation.