Davies Turner Ireland (DTI) has been granted Authorised Economic Operator AEO (Type C) status by Irish Revenue, which entitles the company to benefit from the full benefits available under customs simplified procedures.
The authorisation comes just under 10 years after the company’s UK parent company, Davies Turner Plc achieved full certification (Type F) for all Group services including air freight, ocean freight, overland trailer or intermodal services, Customs warehousing, supply chain management and project forwarding.
In April 2008, Davies Turner Air Cargo was the first part of the group, and one of the first businesses anywhere, to gain full AEO accreditation as a stand-alone operation.
Philip Stephenson, chairman of Davies Turner, welcomed the latest recognition achieved by Davies Turner Ireland and praised the joint efforts of management and staff in working closely with the Irish Revenue to achieve it:
“Our air cargo colleagues back in April 2008 were amongst the first off the starting block with AEO accreditation,” he says. “We soon realised this was only an interim step on the journey to having full accreditation covering all Davies Turner & Co’s services.
“For our customers we have seen benefits from having AEO status, in terms of guarantee waivers and Customs facilitation, as with CFSP, for example.”