We are members of associations and professional bodies representing the Freight Forwarding industry as follows:


The British International Freight Association is a UK trade association that represents the Freight Forwarding industry. BIFA is a not-for-profit organisation that acts as an authoritative voice for the industry and is responsible for setting industry standards. Membership is awarded to companies who have had their operations assessed and audited by BIFA and are deemed to meet or exceed their standards within the industry. PFE has been a member of BIFA since 1998.

BIFA sets a standard code of practice and the terms and conditions for the industry. It is those terms and conditions that we trade under. As a member of BIFA you can be certain that our processes have been audited by the Freight Forwarding lead UK trade association and our trading terms and conditions are industry standard.

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UKWA stands for United Kingdom Warehousing Association and is Britain’s leading trade organisation for the logistics warehousing sector. Similarly to BIFA, member companies are independently assessed and audited by the association and membership is awarded to companies that have demonstrated the highest standards in warehousing and provide great value services. PFE is a warehouse keeper and consequently we’ve been a member of UKWA for 15 years. As Freight Forwarding is our core business we trade under BIFA terms and conditions. 

Similarly to our BIFA membership, our customers can be certain that our warehousing standards have been audited and checked and that our Fulfilment operation’s terms and conditions are industry standard.

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AEO, meaning Authorised Economic Operator, is for businesses established in the EU that are actively involved in customs operations and international trade. AEO status recognises that a company’s role in the international supply chain is secure and that customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant. We were awarded  full  AEO status in 2015.

Our AEO status shows that our part of the supply chain is entirely secure and our customers can be confident that all of our processes and procedures meet AEO’s extremely high standards.

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ISO 9001

Our holding of ISO 9001, the national standard for quality systems, provides evidence of our commitment to quality and service. The accreditation demonstrates that we manage our business to achieve consistent high quality services for our customers. We’ve been certified as ISO 9001 quality management systems, for the provision of Freight Forwarding services including Customs clearance, since 1992.



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