LOGISTICS provider Kuehne + Nagel Australia says it is now accredited under the Australian Trusted Trader Program.

The ATT recognises businesses for having secure supply chain and compliant trade practices.

Kuehne + Nagel’s customers who are also accredited Trusted Traders are expected to be able to receive additional benefits such as mutual recognition arrangements.

The ATT program is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative that seeks to reward accredited businesses.

Assistant secretary Trusted Trader and Trade Services Tim Fitzgerald said the development was welcome.

“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,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

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Kuehne + Nagel Australia managing director Björn Johansson they were proud to be awarded Trusted Trader status.

“Kuehne + Nagel is recognised as an Authorised Economic Operator, a similar program to ATT, in over 40 countries around the world,” he said.

“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.”

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