AEO Certification

Having an AEO status can provide several benefits for your organisation, such as gaining recognition as a secure partner in the supply chain. Our AEO experts offer:

Extensive AEO certification knowledge backed by over 20 years of practical experience
Objective and independent advice
Comprehensive analysis of your AEO certification needs, risks, and opportunities

Contact us today and one of our AEO consultants will be in touch.

Empowering Global Trade

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An international recognition for compliant and secure trading

Over the years, AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) certification has adapted to new legislation, technologies and industry requirements. With increased pressure from supply chain partners on transparency and security, and as a consequence growing and changing regulation, AEO certification for businesses is increasingly important.

AEO is valuable to all operators involved in an international supply chain

Whether you are an importer, exporter, logistical service provider or transporter, all economic operators involved in the international supply chain can benefit from AEO certification. Our consulting team helps you to meet the AEO certification requirements to ensure your business is compliant and in control.

The Benefits Of Being AEO Certified

Improved reliability  

AEOs benefit from personalised, streamlined treatment in terms of customs controls, as well as certain facilities in terms of customs formalities and guarantees. It can even enable your shipments to pass through security and safety procedures much more quickly.

In turn, this can reduce the risk of incidents of theft or loss in transit, and show your clients and partners that you take communication and security seriously.

A grip on your customs procedures

The AEO certification process will require you to evaluate your customs and security procedures, enabling you to assess the risks, advantages and options for securing your customs methods.

Having a detailed understanding allows you to get a tight grip on your customs operation. With the right measures, you reduce risks and start operating more efficiently and effectively. 

Competitive advantage 

In commercial relations, obtaining an AEO licence facilitates trade with countries that have signed international agreements recognising reliable AEO status. Invitations to tender for new suppliers or service providers refer to this status.

Accredited companies do not want non-AEO companies to be part of their supply chain, as this could jeopardise their own status, or create additional costs.

Let Us Help Your Business Become AEO Certified

By guiding you through the process of application

Together we can create an action plan to prepare your company to meet the AEO requirements. We guide you throughout this process and when we believe your company is ready, an application is submitted to the local customs authority. Once the application has been audited and approved, your company receives the AEO licence. Our AEO services include the following:

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1. Obtaining the AEO status

We guide your business through the process of obtaining the status, communicating with customs authorities and answering all questions related to acquiring the AEO license, including:

  • Preparing the self-assessment to have a quick start
  • Implementing improvements based on the self-assessment results
  • Training your team to work with AEO 
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2. Maintaining your AEO status

AEO licensed companies must constantly keep their customs processes up-to-date. We take care of all regular checks and prepare your organization for the re-audit, including:

  • Reviewing the compliance with AEO criteria
  • Reporting significant changes in processes and/or data to customs authorities
  • Assisting with physical audits by customs on site

AEO Services | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why do I need a consultant to gain my AEO licence?

Our consultants assist you with obtaining the AEO status and in case your company is already AEO-certified, we assist in maintaining your AEO status. 

What are the AEO services provided?

  • Obtaining AEO: We guide your organization through the process of obtaining the status, communicate with customs authorities, and answer all questions related to acquiring the AEO licence.
  • Maintaining AEO: we take over all regular checks and prepare your organization for the re-audit.

Is AEO certification still useful to me when many companies have it?

Over the years there have been many companies that have obtained their AEO licence. As a result, most of the tangible benefits are less noticeable. But you still have the intangible benefits, that only you as an AEO permit holder can benefit from. These are: 

  • Being a reliable partner for customs and (inter) national trade companies 
  • Being in control of your internal customs processes 
  • Being a trusted player in the ever-changing supply chain world 

Why do I need a consultant to gain my AEO permit?

Simply put, an AEO licence can make life easier for companies when it comes to customs-related activities and makes it easier to be admitted to customs simplifications. Requesting an AEO permit isn’t something to take lightly. Companies must want to be part of this fast-moving world and be a reliable partner in customs. The process can be rigorous. But be assured that with our support you will reap the benefits.  

Most companies are not aware that by focusing on compliance and acquiring economic licenses, your position is protected by various benefits. These benefits include but are not limited to positive brand recognition.  

Customs Support is a leading customs consultancy company when it comes to any customs permit. Let us guide you through this process, let us take over this burden and help you to obtain an AEO licence. 

Contact us today and one of our AEO consultants will be in touch. 

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