AEO Certification

The increasing globalization and the changing international security situation have prompted the World Customs Organization (WCO) to define worldwide framework conditions for a modern and effective risk management in the customs organizations.

An essential element of this security initiative is in the EU the introduction of the status of the AEO (Authorized Economic Operator). The goal of this measure is the securing of an uninterrupted international supply chain from the manufacturer to the consumer.

We would like to inform you that LuV Hamburg has been certified by the Principal Customs Office Hamburg-City as AEO F effective November 11, 2011. We have hence been granted the highest classification for simplification and security under customs law.

The certification is valid for all our Hamburg locations and is as follows:

Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG
AEO Certificate: DE AEO F 108427

As a result of the certification we have succeeded in being able to continue to use for LuV the simplifications and authorizations for customs procedures. Furthermore, the status demonstrates high reliability to our business partners and serves as a quality hallmark for safe processes and handling. The validity of the certificate is not limited in time. The customs authorities conduct, however, an annual monitoring and checking of the prerequisites to the authorization. For that reason we cannot rest on our laurels but want to maintain the status and continue to optimize our processes.