Authorised Economic Operator ( AEO )
KDS Cargo was one of the first freight forwarders in the Netherlands to be awarded the status of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). We were granted the certificate in the domains of customs reliability and security facilities.
This status was granted to us in 2008 by the Dutch Customs authorities. The AEO-certificate provides KDS Cargo with priority treatment for customs matters. The customs authorities only grant this status to companies who, after extensive research, prove to be very reliable with respect to their procedures, financial position, staff, IT, etc.
- Less physical and document-based inspections
- Priority treatment if selected for physical inspections
- Choice of the location of physical inspections
- Re-use of investigation data
This results in time savings for our customers.