This certification is primarily aimed at the end customer. It provides objective evidence that the service provided has all the characteristics defined in the standard and it is regularly reviewed and inspected. A guarantee of quality. This certification was obtained in 1994 for the Challenge International head office based in Le Havre and then in 2005 for the Challenge International office in Marseille and in 2008 for the subsidiary in Antwerp.
The International Air Transport Association was founded in 1945 to promote the commercial development of air traffic for passengers and freight. Freight agents acting as intermediaries between shippers and airlines can obtain an IATA accreditation. Subject to certain conditions, this accreditation allows the agent to appear on lists published by IATA, issue air waybills (AWB), use the Cargo Account Settlement Systems (CASS) and receive a 5% commission on the amount of the shipment and the customs value declaration. In return, the IATA agent must correctly pack and label the goods and comply with regulatory procedures.
Challenge International was awarded the status of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) on 15 December 2008 and was issued the AEO certificate “Customs Simplifications/Security and Safety”.
History of the AEO:AEO is an European answer to the US CTPAT regulations
Following the attacks of 11 September 2001, the growing desire to optimise security on international logistics flows prompted the European Union to establish new safety/security standards and, in late 2006, to establish the status of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) for all transport professionals.
This status is subject to the issuance of one of three separate certificates:
Security and Safety
Combined Customs Simplifications/Security and Safety
These certificates have been issued since 2008 and are recognised at a European level in accordance with the Community Customs Code.
How to obtain AEO certification?
The AEO certificate is issued by the Directorate-General of Customs and Indirect Taxes after a review of the company's file and completion of an on-site inspection.
ognized all over Europe in line with the Community Customs Code.
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