DHL Express to expand Asia Pacific Export Compliance Center in Malaysia

posted on 19th July 2021 by Eddie Saunders
DHL Express to expand Asia Pacific Export Compliance Center in Malaysia

DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider will increase its workforce by 40% at its Asia Pacific Export Compliance Center (APECC) in Malaysia by the end of the year.  

“We continue to invest in the APECC because it plays a pivotal role in ensuring that good corporate governance and stringent compliance to export regulations are fully integrated into our daily business and operations,” said Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific.

“More than a million shipments pass through our global network daily.

“To remain the provider-of-choice, it’s critically important that we stay on top of regulatory changes across the 40 markets in the region so that we deliver the best service to our customers.”

Situated in Kuala Lumpur, the APECC was established in 2015 to ensure shipments through the network are compliant with evolving international shipping regulations.

This includes understanding current rules and new sanctions from both origin and destination of the shipment, and helping customers understand the import and export process.

“Shipping across borders is a complex process involving regulations and requirements that are applied by different countries and agencies,” said Raymond Yee, Vice President of Customs and Regulatory Affairs, DHL Express Asia Pacific.

“This is made more complex where some countries have laws which apply extra-territorially.

“Being on top of this is key to ensuring that DHL continues to be the provider of choice and our global network is secure and compliant.

“Our customers look to us to set these standards to ensure uninterrupted trade.”