Authorised Economic Operators (AEO)

Are you aware that the customs gold card scheme will end on 1 October 2013?

At that point, gold card holders who don’t become authorised economic operators (AEO) will lose their privileges.

Benefits of becoming an AEO include:

  • exemption from inspection upon import/export
  • waiver of placing guarantees for certain shipments
  • special timelines for duty privilege schemes
  • audit review period limited to only two years after customs clearance

To find out whether you might qualify for the AEO status, spend a few minutes on our AEO self-assessment tool.