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Customs

For a number of years the customs department has been integrated into the main LOGISTICS department. KRÄUTER MIX operates its own customs management service, staffed by its own qualified personnel, capable of taking care of a wide range of problems associated with the cross-border dealings of our customers.

In addition to operating an open-type bonded warehouse, we also process all import and export transactions, efficiently and professionally.

The medium sized company was one of the first within the jurisdiction of the Wuerzberg-Schweinfurt IHK (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) to introduce a voucherless procedure for the issuing of certificates of origin.

 

KRÄUTER MIX GmbH: Authorized Economic Operator – AEO with AEOF certification since 27.01.2010

Increasing globalisation and the changed international security situation have occasioned the World Customs Organisation (WCO) to create a set of global framework conditions for a modern and effective risk management system for customs administration with its “Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade” (SAFE).

An important element of this security initiative - in addition to a European-wide risk management system, and as of July 01, 2009, the mandatory submission of an advanced declaration for the import and export of goods - is the introduction of the status of an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), which in parts resembles the US Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). The goal is to secure the international supply chain, from the manufacturer of goods to the end consumer. At present negotiations are underway with third countries (in particular USA, China, Switzerland), which it is hoped will lead to an international recognition of this status in the medium term. This requires the companies to prove their trustworthiness. The granting of this status is coupled to a comprehensive set of preconditions in respect of reliability, solvency, previous compliance with relevant legislation, and if appropriate, compliance with specific security standards.

An Authorized Economic Operator has a special status. It is recognised as being especially reliable and trustworthy, enabling it to take advantage of special concessions granted within the framework of the customs clearance process.

Experts assume that the certificate will establish itself as a general industry standard. Large, globally operative companies will only continue to commission partners and suppliers when they are seen to make their contribution to security in the supply chain.