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DKSH Successfully Upholds its Certification Standard as Hong Kong Authorized Economic Operator

DKSH Successfully Upholds its Certification Standard as Hong Kong Authorized Economic Operator

The success in renewing the Hong Kong Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certification marks DKSH’s supply chain competence and stringent management of customs compliance and cargo safety and security.

Hong Kong, May 30, 2022 – DKSH, a leading partner for companies seeking to grow their business in Asia and beyond, is excited to have successfully received its third Authorized Economized Operator (AEO) Certification (Tier 2), issued by the Customs and Excise Department of Hong Kong, this year. DKSH Hong Kong has been recognized as an AEO since 2016.

As a certified AEO, DKSH can offer its clients and customers seamless customs clearance and assurance on cargo security and safety, including simplified and rapid release procedures, streamlined and expedited shipment processes, time and cost savings, priority on revision of cargo/good declarations, faster clearance at transit points, and fewer checks en route.    

Derived and governed by the international AEO under the Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE framework) established by World Customs Organization, the regional AEO program aims to streamline international movement of goods by aligning a set of core customs compliance and cargo security criteria among regions across the globe. The Hong Kong AEO Certification (Tier 2) certifies DKSH supply chain’s proven customs and security control, including security and access control, cargo security, business partner security, security education and training, and crisis management & incident recovery.

Akram Khan, Director of Custom & Trade Compliance, Center of Excellence, Supply Chain Management, DKSH said: “Along with globalization, activities in the international supply chain today are becoming more complex and interconnected, making it more vulnerable to severe disruptions. The success for our third AEO re-certification fulfills our role in safeguarding the international supply chain, facilitating global trade, and our promise to deliver growth for our clients and customers in Asia and beyond. Furthermore, under the AEO Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs), the certification promotes trade of goods between countries and facilitates market access. It will further contribute to the Group’s reputation as a leading Market Expansion Services provider with focus on Asia and beyond.”