Indonesia’s Directorate General of Customs and Excise authority has awarded a certification of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) to DHL Global Forwarding. DHL will now be allowed to provide logistics solutions to clients in Indonesia offering realistic cost savings and making them more competitive in the global marketplace. DHL is one of only 70 companies in Indonesia who have been recognized with the AEO certification.
The adoption of the AEO program by Indonesia is part of a strategy to reform customs and excise and give the opportunity to companies similar to DHL Global Forwarding additional advantages, including preferential treatment regarding customs regulations and less physical checks of consignments.
DHL Global Forwarding, CEO ASEAN and South Asia, Thomas Teiber said: “Global trade continues to grow positively, and this raises important security concerns for customs authorities around the world. However, stricter security and safety measures alone risk increasing the complexity of cross-border movement of goods and adding transaction costs to the overall supply chain process, potentially impacting the ability of all participants to remain globally competitive.”
Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia, Vincent Yong said, “Achieving AEO status in Indonesia not only confirms our commitment to high safety and supply chain security standards in global trade but also serves as a strong argument for our customers when choosing a logistics partner. The certification will enable us to offer an even more efficient service and deliver better value for our customers.”