Kuehne + Nagel receives Australian Trusted Trader accreditation

Voluntary program demonstrates compliance and has trade benefits

Kuehne + Nagel receives Australian Trusted Trader accreditation
K+NA human resources director Tracey McPherson, Tim Fitzgerald and K+NA national customs manager Julia Armstrong


Logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel Australia (K+NA) 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, those Kuehne + Nagel customers who are also accredited will be able to receive additional benefits such as ‘mutual recognition arrangements’ with various trading partners, duty deferral and consolidated cargo clearance, the firm note.

By becoming accredited, customers will also benefit from simplified customs processes and expedited flow of cargo movement through Australian borders.

"We are proud to be awarded ‘trusted trader’ status in recognition of our secure and compliant supply chain practices," K+NA MD Björn Johansson says.

"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 the constant increase in trade volumes at Australian ports and depots."  

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.

"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," Department of Home Affairs assistant secretary trusted trader and trade services Tim Fitzgerald says.


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