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2009.12.21Press Release

MOL Logistics (Japan) Becomes Japan’s 1st AEO Forwarder for International Transportation

December 21, 2009

TOKYO – MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd. (President: Toshifumi Kato) today announced that the company is the Japan’s first freight forwarder to be named an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) for International Transport Business.
MOL Logistics (Japan) received its authorization from the Director General of the Tokyo Customs Service Headquarters on December 21.

The Japanese AEO for International Transport Business program went into effect in April 2008, authorized by the customs office as a way to approve customs agents, ocean shipping companies, other carriers, airline companies, and forwarders that have developed effective cargo security management and compliance program. MOL Logistics (Japan) has developed internal programs along with the AEO Guideline requirements, based on today’s global needs – ensuring security and enhancing the smoothness of supply chains, and earned its AEO forwarder status after a thorough screening by the customs office and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

MOL Logistics (Japan) takes great pride in its efforts to establish a security system to prevent illegal access to cargo and a program to ensure compliance with logistics-related laws such as the Customs Act, Indirect Carrier Act and other general laws and regulations as required to earn approval as an AEO forwarder.

MOL Logistics (Japan) works to continually improve the security of international cargo and enhance its compliance program to ensure secure supply chain management for its clients, striving to be a partner that offers high-quality logistics services and strict compliance with laws and regulations.