AEO Customs Simplifications certificate (AEO-C)

In international trade the AEO certificate is increasingly necessary. There are 2 AEO certificates. The AEO-C certificate is somewhat less extensive than the AEO-S certificate.

When applying for other customs certificates you often have to comply with one or more requirements that we set for an AEO-C certificate.

Organisations with an AEO Customs Simplifications certificate are entitled to a number of legal facilities and accompanying advantages.

Advantages of an AEO Customs Simplifications certificate

An AEO Customs Simplifications certificate will offer you the following advantages:

  • fewer physical and documentary checks
  • priority for inspection if your company has been selected for this.
  • on request, an inspection may be conducted at a specific location
  • easier access to customs simplifications
  • notification of customs inspections in connection with advanced declarations

Notification of customs inspections in connection with advanced declarations

If you are in possession of an AEO Customs Simplifications certificate and have submitted an advance declaration we will give you notification of a customs control in advance.

If you do not have an AEO  certificate you will only receive notification of a customs control when the goods enter.

Please note! We do not always give notification of an inspection. This is because notification may influence the inspection or the results. In some cases, based on special legislation, we are not permitted to give prior notice of an inspection.

Applying for an AEO Customs Simplifications certificate

Read here how to apply for an AEO Security and Simplifications certificate.

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