What is an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)?
Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is a certified standard authorisation issued by customs administrations in the European Union (EU). It certifies that an economic operator has met certain standards in relation to:
- safety and security
- systems to manage commercial records
- compliance with customs rules
- financial solvency
- practical standards of competence or professional qualifications
The AEO concept is based on the Customs-to-Business partnership introduced by the World Customs Organisation (WCO).
Traders who voluntarily meet a range of criteria work in close cooperation with customs authorities to assure the common objective of supply chain security are entitled to enjoy benefits throughout the EU.
As part of our Customs Clearance service, efret is proud to be AEO business.Back