Dimerco Singapore recently got two certifications for best practices in handling customers’ sensitive cargo between the city state and other countries.
It is now certified under the Good Distribution Practice for Medical Devices (GDPMDS) and Secure Trade Partnership (STP), as the freight forwarder decribes:
“GDPMDS shows that Dimerco Singapore is qualified to handle medical devices such as In-Vitro Diagnostic Equipment and Software (IVD) by protecting them against contamination and ensuring the quality and integrity of the cargo during every point of the transit.
“Dimerco Singapore is also certified with the highest level of security – STP-Plus (Premium Band) under the TradeFIRST assessment and the Regulated Air Cargo Agent Regime. This certification demonstrates Dimerco’s robust capabilities in security and visibility of goods, which reduce the risk of cargo theft and ensure efficient and safe supply chain management for all customers.”
The Taiwanese freight company said the STP-Plus certification is equivalent to the AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) certification, which it holds across China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Germany and The Netherlands. Dimerco is also certified in similar AEO programmes in the US and Canada.
“Qualifying for STP-Plus and being designated as the consignor under the Regulated Air Cargo Agent Regime means that Dimerco is seen as a low-risk operator,” Dimerco explained.
“Cargos handled by Dimerco are less likely to be required for a local inspection which expedites customs clearance. STP-Plus also aligns with Dimerco customers’ security arrangements and validation processes through Singapore’s 10 Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) partners – Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.”