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20 Feb 2019

A.M.L SAS in Lorient. "We must anticipate for our customers".


Free translation of the extract from "The Telegram" newspaper's article of 17/01/19:


The « Agence Maritime Lorientaise » (AML) ‘s customs and transport department includes eight employees (out of a total of 44). AML is a freight forwarder.

The Transport manager Chantal Denoual explains that AML’s activity consists in « establishing customs declarations for import and export, on behalf of customers, for the flow of goods between France and countries outside the European Union (called third countries), organizing transport by air and sea and establishing declarations of exchanges of goods (DEB) for intra-community flows ». In this respect, she is getting ready for all scenarios of Brexit.  

"We inform customers with goods flows with the United Kingdom of the obligation to make customs declarations and to have an EORI number (unique Community identifier number for economic operators having to carry out customs formalities). AML company is setting up the DCN (national centralized clearance) to be able to establish customs declarations on the ports of Roscoff, Brest, Saint-Malo, Cherbourg and Caen ".  

Another topic of anticipation: "We recommend to implement transits on inland points in the United Kingdom in order to smooth the passage of freight at border points".