Global logistics company Kuehne + Nagel Australia is now an accredited Trusted Trader under the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) Program, which recognises businesses for their secure supply chain and compliant trade practices.
As a Trusted Trader, Kuehne + Nagel’s customers who are also accredited Trusted Traders can receive additional benefits such as Mutual Recognition Arrangements with various trading partners, duty deferral and consolidated cargo clearance.
By becoming accredited, customers will also benefit from simplified customs processes and expedited flow of cargo movement through Australian borders.
Launched in 2017, the federal government’s ATT Program aims to cut red tape to enable exporters to get quicker clearance of goods at foreign ports.
Under the program "trusted traders" are offered trade facilitation benefits where there is a secure supply chain.
Exporters that can demonstrate requirements relating to supply chain security and a history of trade compliance are formally recognised as low-risk and accredited as Trusted Traders.
The ATT program is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative that rewards accredited businesses with a range of trade facilitation benefits. ATT supports and facilitates the handling of shippers’ international supply chains by service providers.
Tim Fitzgerald, Assistant Secretary Trusted Trader and Trade Services said: “We are pleased to welcome Kuehne + Nagel to ATT and excited for them to start receiving trade facilitation benefits that provide them and their customers a competitive edge and greater access to global markets.”
Bjo¨rn Johansson, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Australia, said: “We are proud to be awarded Trusted Trader status in recognition of our secure and compliant supply chain practices.
“Kuehne + Nagel is recognised as an Authorised Economic Operator, a similar program to ATT, in over 40 countries around the world.
“By becoming a Trusted Trader, we are able to better serve our customers in Australia and it also shows our continuous commitment to compliant trade practices.
“We encourage our customers and other businesses to consider becoming a Trusted Trader as it will simplify the overall customs processes given the constant increase in trade volumes at Australian ports and depots.”
Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies specialising in seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.
The company employs about 79,000 employees at more than 1,300 locations in over 100 countries.
How to apply
The Australian Trusted Trader program isadministered by Home Affairs with the Australian Border Force.
ATT is a free program available to all Australian Business Number (ABN) holders that are actively involved in the international supply chain. This includes importers, exporters, domestic or international freight companies, ports, airports and brokers.
For more information visit: www.abf.gov.au/trustedtrader