AESSE PROJECTS – AEO CERTIFICATION
WHAT IS AEO?
AEO status is a certified standard issued by customs administrations in the EU. It certifies that a business has met certain standards in relation to their security, management systems, compliance with customs rules and ongoing solvency.
HMRC have stated their mission is to:
- Facilitate legitimate trade
- Reinforce Safety and Security
- Harmonize and standardize the application of Customs controls
- Provide an electronic environment
In part, it is driven by security, i.e. anti-terrorism, smuggling, people trafficking etc., however compliance with Customs procedures and how the company is treated by authorities is paramount.
Therefore by satisfying certain criteria a company is considered to be reliable in their Customs related operations throughout the European Community for goods imported into or exported from the EU.