What are the benefits of AEO status?

  • AEO's will be recognised worldwide as safe, secure and compliant business partners in international trade
  • If physical controls are to be conducted AEO's will be given priority treatment
  • Mutual recognition of AEO programmes under Joint Customs Co-operation Agreements could result in faster movement of their goods through third country borders
  • Reduced data sets for entry and exit summary declarations – only for AEO safety and security
  • AEO's will be in a stronger position to benefit from simplified procedures
  • AEO's may not be required to provide financial security for some Customs procedures, e.g. Inward Processing or Customs Warehousing
  • AEO's may find it easier to qualify for a transit guarantee waiver as gaining AEO status fulfils some of the conditions required to receive a guarantee waiver

As a consequence of increasing their safety and security standards, traders may also benefit from the following:

  • Reduced theft and losses
  • Fewer delayed shipments
  • Improved planning
  • Reduced security and safety incidents
  • Reduced crime and vandalism
  • Improved security and communication between supply chain partners