AEO – what you need to know

Holly Tonge, Manager at Vartan, is presenting a webinar for the Institute of Export & International Trade, as part of their free online information service, Open to Export.

“AEO – what you need to know” will take place on 14 March 2018 at 14:00. In this 1 hour webinar Holly will cover the essentials of Authorised Economic Operator status and why it might be more important for businesses after Brexit.

You can register for the webinar here (it’s free!) and find out more about Open to Export here

Vartan Consultancy at the IOE&IT World Trade Summit

The Institute of Export and International Trade annual World Trade Summit, held at Stationers’ Hall, London, focused on ‘The Landscape Post Brexit’.

Vartan’s Neil Bird delivered a compelling speech regarding the strategic advantages of AEO for UK based importers and exporters. The main advantages include access to Customs simplifications, competitive advantage & mutual recognition benefits. Contact us if you would like to know more!

Quickgrind gain full AEO status

Quickgrind Ltd based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, have been awarded full AEO status by HMRC, effective from 30 April 2017. As a UK based exporter specialising in carbide cutting tools, AEO status will provide Quickgrind with access to simplified customs procedures. In addition, the status ensures all products are secured throughout the international supply chain, providing peace of mind to clients. Project managed by Vartan Consultancy. 

Leading UK flooring manufacturer awarded AEO

Polyflor Ltd have achieved full AEO status effective from 15th February 2017. Based near Manchester, Polyflor is a major UK manufacturer of commercial floor coverings. As a quality driven organisation, AEO complements the ISO certifications already held by Polyflor, with a focus on customs compliance and supply chain security. Project managed by Vartan Consultancy. 

Union Customs Code: Are you prepared?

From the East Anglian Daily Times, 5th January 2016

The new Union Customs Code (UCC) will significantly change what is allowed, and what is not allowed, potentially creating some real challenges for importers, exporters, shipping lines, hauliers, freight forwarders, manufacturers, ship agents … and so on.

When the UCC enters force in May 2016, it will replace existing customs rules. Its underlying principles are that all communication should be electronic, and to simplify and modernise procedures.Miles Vartan and Holly Tonge

Some are ready, but many are not. Indeed, many seem blissfully unaware of what’s coming and its consequences – and these companies could be heading for some real problems, says Suffolk-based consultant Miles Vartan, a specialist in Customs and freight security matters.

Read the full article on the EADT site here



Lightwood Logistics gain full AEO status!


Lightwood PLC, based at North Weald Airfield, have been awarded full AEO status effective from 23rd December 2015.

Specialising in storage and distribution, Lightwood were keen to gain AEOC in order to benefit from waivers against the new UCC mandatory guarantees imposed on bonded storage facilities. Their AEOS status provides assurance to customers that cargo is secure in Lightwoods’ care.Lightwood Logistics logo