GDM Lindex obtains AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) Status and are one of the Support Sponsors at the Caribbean Council Annual Reception at the House of Lords

April 1st, 2015

AEO – Authorised Economic Operator

On the 20th March 2015 we received our AEO Certificate. This followed a process of auditing of relevant procedures across the company.
In summary, the introduction of AEO status is the EC’s response to the need to secure international supply chains and the introduction of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) in the USA and the development of the Safe framework of standards in the World Customs Organization (WCO).
The aim is to provide business with an internationally recognized quality mark which will indicate that their role in the international supply chain is secure and their customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant. An operator with AEO security and safety status implies that apart from being reliable in the traditional financial and customs terms, they are also compliant in respect of security and safety standards and can therefore be considered as a ‘secure’ trader and thus a reliable trading partner.

AEO certificate

Caribbean Council – http://www.caribbean-council.org

We attended the Caribbean Council Annual Reception on Tuesday 24th March 2015 for a enjoyable and productive evening, and were one of the supporting sponsors. See below.

Advert at Reception Section of Sponsors Brochure

Concerning the Caribbean Council, as stated on their website referenced above,
“The Caribbean Council is a specialist not-for-profit consultancy providing services internationally to companies, trade associations, governments, public sector organisations, and regional and multilateral organisations. Through its activities and membership organizations, it seeks to support and encourage trade and investment between the UK, the Caribbean and Central America. It aims to catalyse relationships and create strategic partnerships between those in both the private and public sectors, facilitating practical and targeted outcomes”