Authorised Economic Operator


The Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certificate is an internationally recognised quality mark indicating that your role in the international supply chain is secure, and that your customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.

AEO status is not mandatory. It is a commercial decision as it gives quicker access to certain simplified customs procedures and in some cases the right to 'fast-track' your shipments through certain HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) safety and security procedures.

AEO status is for businesses that are established in the European Union (EU), actively involved in customs operations and international trade and have an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number.

The EU commission have recently stated that they require all AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) applications to be completed within the next 2 years. This internationally recognised EU accreditation has significant benefits for any company importing or exporting on a regular basis. In addition to improving the company's ready access to customs facilitations and expediting future movements, this accreditation will be globally recognised allowing your goods to move freely without security restrictions imposed in most countries. An AEO accreditation will provide EU companies significant future benefits and opportunities with member states as security begins to tighten throughout the world.

Duty and Logistics Management offer both managed and advisory services in assisting your business gain AEO accreditation.