Authorised Economic Operator
What is it?
The purpose of Authorised Economic Operator is to both secure and facilitate legitimate supply chains by the formation of customs-trade partnerships, allowing customs authorities to focus on the lesser known traders operating within their jurisdiction. It was introduced to operate in line with the World Customs Organisation's SAFE Framework of Standards.
In the UK it is administered by HMRC
There are two categories of AEO status. A business entity can hold either one or both of these authorisations. They are:
AEO-C = Customs Simplifications
AEO-S = Safety and Security
We can guide you through the whole process to successful accreditation with HMRC