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VLS-Group Logistics Netherlands B.V. has been A.E.O. assessed by Customs Authorities in The Netherlands.

Since April 2009 VLS-Group Logistics Netherlands B.V. has been awarded the Authorized Economic Operator status by Customs Authorities in The Netherlands.

An AEO is defined as: "a party involved in the international movement of goods in whatever function that has been approved by or on behalf of a national Customs administration as complying with WCO or equivilant supply chain security standards".


AEO accredited companies are entitled to privileges with regard to security and safety-related customs inspections and simplifications of customs regulations and procedures.
In order to apply for the AEO status, VLS-Group Logistics Netherlands B.V. needed to demonstrate the Customs Authorities in The Netherlands testable customs and financial accounting as well as proven financial security. In addition VLS-Group Logistics Netherlands B.V. had to demonstrate a transparent organisation of their customs processes and appropriate security procedures against unauthorized access to goods and data.

Based on the strict procedures of VLS-Group Logistics Netherlands B.V. in respect of the Safety, Health, Environment & Quality standards like ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP certifications, as well as the SQAS (Safety and Quality) Assessment by Cefic, all processes at VLS-Group Logistics Netherlands B.V. were in place to comply with the AEO status.
The AEO status is valid for the whole European Union.

The VLS-Group is an European Independent logistics group, operating more than 200.000 m² of warehouses for the storage and handling of packed classified and non-classified materials. The group's strategy is to expand and optimize its European network by offering high quality integrated customer-specific logistical solutions.
These solutions include all transport requirements by sea, rail, road(truck) and air

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