On April 28th, 2017, Bolloré Logistics Australia became the first international transport and logistics company in the country to be officially accredited as an Australian Trusted Trader under the Australian Economic Operator (AEO) programme developed by the Australian Border Force (ABF).
Obtaining the Trusted Trader accreditation is the result of extensive audit processing which satisfies the AEO that Bolloré Logistics in Australia sets and maintains the highest level of international supply chain and customs compliance.
"Being certified an Australian Trusted Trader further supports and facilitates the handling of clients' international supply and expedites the flow of legitimate trade from all sites in Australia," says Michael Pinnock, National Customs Manager at Bolloré Logistics Australia.
This certification is applicable to all five sites in Australia: Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Bolloré Logistics Australia will have complete access to the programme benefits when they are introduced in full in the 2017/18 financial year. Benefits will include: reduced cargo inspections at the border, improved cargo lead time, duty deferral, streamlined reporting and priority trade services.
As a Trusted Trader, Bolloré Logistics Australia also receives a suite of trade facilitation benefits. This includes Mutual Recognition Arrangements established between the Australian Government and Bolloré Logistics which will reduce the customs regulatory burden for Australian exporters entering foreign markets. For example, currently in effect with New Zealand, the Mutual Recognition Arrangement will provide Trusted Trader exporters with border processing benefits.
As the programme develops, further benefits will be made available to Bolloré Logistics Australia as a Trusted Trader. These include: enhanced cross-agency collaboration with other border agencies, labour mobility and trade in services or even secure trade lanes.
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For further information, please contact:
Michael Pinnock - National Customs Manager at Bolloré Logistics Australia
About Australian Trusted Trader (ATT)
Australian Trusted Trader is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative and an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme. It recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices, rewarding accredited businesses with a range of trade facilitation benefits.