Our Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) consultancy service can support you with achieving AEO status.

The AEO concept is based on the World Customs Organisation WCO Framework of Standards, known as the SAFE Framework. The AEO scheme aims to facilitate more efficient trade for ‘trusted traders’ and to secure international supply chains by providing businesses with a mark of quality that is internationally acknowledged. Businesses that are AEO-authorised achieve the recognition that their role in the international supply chain is secure and that their customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant. This enhances the standing of a business not only with Customs administrations but with its business partners and customers. The two types of AEO authorisation include AEO-C (Customs Simplifications) and AEO-S (Security and Safety).

Benefits of the AEO scheme to your organisation

AEO status provides considerable benefits to companies trading internationally. These include:

  • Access to priority clearance of goods, facilitating fast-tracking of consignments
  • Fewer physical/documentary inspections
  • Less administration
  • Reduced delays in dispatch
  • Improved security between supply chain partners
  • Mutual recognition with other AEO equivalent global schemes

The consultancy service to assist you with achieving AEO status will leverage Intertek Inlight™. Inlight provides the technology and expertise which enables organisations to better understand their supply chain risks and protect their brand. Inlight will support AEO readiness assessment, identifying areas of risk prior to an AEO application being made.

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