Authorized Economic Operator
Companies who have been qualified by the directorate general of Customs and given a certificate as an Authorized Economic Operation, in which they receive certain privileges and benefits. These benefits include Fast border clearance for incoming and outgoing goods and reduced inspections.
An Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program offers simplified trade processes and lower levels of regulation for traders with good records of compliance. AEO programs are designed for traders and companies involved in international trade. Approved companies receive a certificate from the Directorate General of Customs to enjoy the benefits and privileges of the AEO program. The AEO Program is used to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade by the recommendations from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO).