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Authorized Economic Operator Certification

Authorized economic operator

The AEO concept is one of the main building blocks within the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards (SAFE). The latter is part of the future international Customs model set out to support secure trade. SAFE sets out a range of standards to guide international Customs Administrations towards a harmonised approach based on Customs to Customs cooperation and Customs to Business partnership.

The essence of the AEO-concept can be found in the Customs-to-Business partnerships. Operators can be accredited by Customs as AEOs when they prove to have high quality internal processes that will prevent goods in international transport to be tampered with. I.e.:

  • Ensure the integrity of the information, i.e. what is said to be in a container, really is in the container and nothing else, more, or less
  • Ensure the integrity of its employees, that they will not put goods in the container that should not be there; and
  • Secure access to its premises, to prevent unauthorised persons to put goods in the container