Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
Is your enterprise involved in international trade? If so, you may benefit from the status of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). You can apply to Customs for the AEO status.
Your AEO certificate in brief
If your organisation participates in international trade, you can apply for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status at Customs.
AEO Security and Safety certificate (AEO-S)
AEO-S is the most extensive certificate. This certificate contributes towards the security and safety of the entire logistics chain.
AEO Customs Simplifications certificate (AEO-C)
The AEO-C certificate is somewhat less extensive than the AEO-S certificate. Organisations with an AEO Customs Simplifications certificate are entitled to a number of legal facilities and accompanying advantages.
Applying for an AEO Security and Safety certificate
Is your organisation involved in international trade? See how to apply for the AEO status from Customs.
For an AEO certificate you will need to conduct the AEO self-assessment. This consists of 6 steps.
After your AEO application
Are you applying for an AEO certificate from us? See how we assess your application and what happens after the application.
Maintaining your AEO status
If you are in possession of an AEO certificate you need to regularly assess whether you still meet the AEO criteria.
More information about AEO
If you would like to find out more about the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certificate, read the information from the EU and our inspiration booklet.