We are now accredited “Trusted Traders” – YAY! But the real question is – who trusts us and why is this accreditation important?
Customs agencies around the world monitor and clear all shipments – including ours. In the literally millions of packages cleared each day accredited companies are recognised as businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices.
This accreditation was difficult to obtain and in Australia we are proudly No. 189. We join the ranks of much larger organisations such as DHL, FedEx, Bunnings, Argyle Diamonds and Rio Tinto. Government officials have independently assessed and accredited our business against World Customs Organization standards.
There is a Trusted Trader Program in many nations and we have reciprocal rights and benefits. Countries included are Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Canada and soon to be the USA. Agreements are almost in place for Great Britain and the European Union.
So what is the benefit to our customers? When you buy from us you can be sure that your precious opal will receive the best care as it travels across the world to your door. It also provides you with the comfort in knowing that we have been assessed at the very highest levels in our international business dealings.
To know more about the program click here.
P.S. You can find us in the accredited list under our company name Gemfish Opals Pty Ltd.