International Removals & Shipping
Accreditations and Associations
Accredited to the highest standards for international removals and shipping
International removals and shipping is far more complicated and requires a much higher level of expertise than moving domestically within the UK. You can therefore rest assured that when you choose PSS International Removals for your move overseas that we are accredited to the very highest international standards.
Our expertly trained staff are able to take care of every detail for you including negotiating the best shipping rates, assisting you with international shipping and import documentation, high standards of export wrapping and packing required for long sea journeys right through to handling customs and delivery by our fully accredited partners in your destination country.
Below is an outline of some of our main credentials including some of our important accreditations and industry associations.
The British Association of Removers
The British Association of Removers (BAR) is dedicated to promoting professional excellence in the UK removals industry.
To become a BAR Member a removal company has to prove that they can meet the high standards included in the BAR Code of Practice; companies are audited annually and their performance is monitored by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). So only the best removal companies are able to meet these standards.
In addition, PSS are members of the BAR Overseas Group which means we are accredited to the higher standards required for international moves.
Protected by the BAR Advanced Payment Guarantee Scheme
When you move with PSS International Removals you have the added security that advance payments for your removal are covered by the BAR Advanced Payment Guarantee Scheme.
This is like the international removals equivalent of ABTA for the travel industry so in the event of a BAR company Member suffering financial failure, the Guarantee Scheme covers the reasonable costs of completing the contracted move. It is therefore a very wise precaution to ensure whichever company you choose for your international removal is a member of this scheme.
FIDI Global Alliance
FIDI is the leading global alliance of quality-certified international moving and relocation companies, specialised in moving homes from one country to another — setting the moving industry’s highest quality standards. Using a FIDI certified company ensures that your move is undertaken to the highest standards in both your departure and destination country.
FAIM Quality Certification
The FAIM Quality Certification programme is the only independently audited certification programme for the international moving and relocation industry. If a company holds the FAIM Certification, it means that they are compliant with strict, industry-specific requirements. The FIDI-FAIM certification programme requires that international movers have a periodic independent assessment of their inter-continental moving activities through an independent audit which is performed every three years.
PSS was recently awarded the FIDI-FAIM “top performer status”, following a quality assessment audit by Ernst & Young, making us one of the highest ranked international removal companies in the world.
International Association of Movers
The International Association of Movers (IAM) is the moving and forwarding industry’s largest global trade association. With more than 2,000 members, it comprises companies that provide moving, forwarding, shipping, logistics, and related services in more than 170 countries.
European Movers Partnership (Euromovers)
Head quartered in Luxembourg, the European Movers Partnership (sometimes referred to as Euromover International) is an exclusive network of over 70 leading international moving companies who work together to provide a comprehensive international removal service for our customers. Through this partnership PSS International are able to offer a reliable and extensive service throughout Europe and beyond.
Based in France, Demeco International is a leading network of removals companies undertaking over 100,000 moves per year. As an international partner, PSS specialises in facilating removals between France and other international destinations including the UK.
The Movers Trading Club
PSS International Removals is an authorised member and agent of The Movers Trading Club Ltd (MTC) which is a Foreign (non-USA) based ‘Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier’ (NVOCC) registered with the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), organisation number 027552.
Membership allows us to negotiate advantageous shipping rates with the largest shipping lines which can then be passed on to our customers.
The Furniture and Home Improvement Ombudsman
We adhere to the British Association of Removers Alternative Dispute Resolution Scheme which is independently operated by The Furniture and Home Improvement Ombudsman (FHIO).