TNT Express Benelux gains AEO status

10 March 2010 – TNT Express has gained Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status for its activities in the Benelux. This ensures customers that TNT’s premises and processes are secure and customs compliant. In practice, AEO accreditation means priority handling by customs and fewer physical and documentary examinations of shipments crossing intra-EU borders, resulting in faster transit times. The European Commission created the AEO standard in 2008 to secure the international supply chain and modernise customs procedures within the EU. National customs authorities process applications and carry out the physical evaluation. TNT Express is the first express integrator to gain AEO status in the Benelux. TNT’s Express Road Network (ERN), too, recently became an Authorised Economic Operator.

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