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In October, meet Centrimex teams in Canton Fair and SIAL Paris - 10/10/2016

In October, meet Centrimex teams in the Canton Fair and SIAL Paris

We inform you that the Centrimex group will be present at two events in October.

You will first meet us from 15 TO 19 OCTOBER IN THE FAIR OF THE IMPORT EXPORT CANTON (Guangzhou) in China.

With over 24,000 companies each year the show is now a reference in the world of international exchanges.

Our commercial Fabien Souilles (86) 186 16 94 27 85 will be present and ready to meet you. He will introduce our local services and will be able to advise you after you met new suppliers. A good opportunity to meet our team of the Shanghai branch!


We will also be present from 17 TO 20 OCTOBER AT THE SIAL PARIS.

SIAL host more than 7,000 exhibitors from a hundred countries. It is several years now recognized as the biggest fair of food innovation.

If you want to meet us in this opportunity please contact Yves Tréhiou (33)6 07 28 39 72 or Eric Liautard  (33)6 07 78 63 77. Go from 17 to 20 October at the Paris Exhibition Centre -North Villepinte.

SIAL in Paris


>> More information about Canton Fair
>> More information about the SIAL Paris

SOLAS extension until 1 February 2017 - 07/10/2016

SOLAS extension until 1 February 2017

As we tell you there some time in our news about the weighing of shipping containers, from July 2016 onwards, shippers will be required to weigh and declare the gross mass of their containers before these are transferred to the ship owner at the departure terminal under the terms of the new version of the international SOLAS Convention (Safety of Life at Sea). The requirements of the SOLAS Convention concerning container weight verification will therefore apply from this summer.

A meeting on the implementation of the Convention was held recently between DGITM (Direction Générale des  Infrastructures des  Transports  et de la  Mer) and the national maritime professional organizations.

A consensus was reached to extend the transitional measures in the implementation of provisions of the decree of April 28, 2016, until February 1, 2017.

The first action concerns the transfer of containers without VGM before 1 July 2016. This measure is no longer necessary, it is simply not renewed :


>> Our record of SOLAS
>> Our model is shipping returns

Reminder : The New Customs Code - 01/09/2016

Reminder : The New Customs Code

The Community Customs Code of 1992, the benchmark text for Customs regulations in Europe for more than 20 years now despite an unsuccessful attempt at modernising it in 2008, was therefore repealed on May 1, 2016. The Union Customs Code (UCC) and its new application provisions have now come into force. This new code will not affect existing law but will nevertheless entail a number of significant modifications, with the essential goal of improving the operation of a 28-nation European customs bloc.

One of the main objectives for the customs authorities is to dematerialise all customs procedures by 2020. All customs procedures and operations will be dematerialised (i.e. converted to paperless versions) in France. The DELTA system is already in place and the Guichet Unique National (the GUN or ‘national one-stop shop’) is currently being deployed to cover all documents throughout the logistics chain. For their part, customs decisions will be integrated via the Soprano tool. The UCC makes information technology central to the relationship between the operators and the customs authorities. With the UCC, dematerialisation will become the rule, with the aim of simplifying and optimising customs procedures.

The new Customs Code also includes several significant modifications to revise a number of measures concerning the value for customs purposes, special procedures or customs representation. Despite this, numerous questions still remain unanswered. The new UCC is fundamentally changing the rules for Customs operations in Europe. We need to wait a few months before we finally get to see all of the application directives from the Directorate General of Customs. The Customs authorisations affected by the changes introduced in the UCC (including for example customs warehousing arrangements) will also entail some disruption until these have been fully understood and implemented.

For its part, AEO certification plays a key role in the UCC. As a reminder, AEO status is a certification issued by the customs authorities. It enables the customs department to identify reliable companies, making it possible to provide special treatment during inspections. The key objective is therefore to make trade simpler and more secure. The New Customs Code focuses heavily on the AEO and for several months the customs authority has been highlighting AEO certified companies. Ultimately, the UCC is intended above all to give French and European companies the best possible conditions to operate internationally.

We should remember that Centrimex has been a holder of the Full AEO Certificate for all of its activities in France since June 2012.

To get the full benefit of an AEO certificate for exporting or importing, particularly concerning mutual recognition agreements between countries or groups of countries, all links in the international logistics chain should be holders of an AEO certificate or equivalent.


>> Our customs certification

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