The increase in globalisation combined with a changed international security situation prompted the World Customs Organisation (WCO) to set up a worldwide framework of standards for advanced and effective risk management in customs administrations.
The European Union transposed these security policy aspects into European law in April 2005 with an amendment to the customs code (Council Regulation 648/2005).
The introduction of AEO status is one of the main building blocks in this security initiative.
It came as no surprise, then, that during an audit at our works on 28.03.2012 staff from the main customs office in Nuremberg paid special attention to physical security, the handling and protection of data and also to export control. In all these areas, the inspectors were fully satisfied with the measures we had taken, with the result that we were successful in gaining AEO status.
This certification has a tangible and positive outcome for our customers and business partners worldwide: it secures the continuous international supply chain from the supplier right through to the final user. It also guarantees that the goods that we manufacture for you with the “Made in Germany” seal of quality reach you as quickly, easily and securely as possible.
We at CITO-SYSTEM GmbH are particularly pleased to have attained the more comprehensive AEO F (Full) type of certificate right from the outset.
In future, our German and international customers will be seeing this additional seal of quality (as shown here) more frequently on our product and shipping packaging.