The abbreviation AEO stands for “Authorised Economic Operator.” It is a status granted to an economic operator as a concept that is based on the partnership between customs and business. The AEO is used to determine a reliable and trustworthiness of the economic operator.
The reliability of the AEO will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
The status allows companies to obtain simplified procedures for security-related customs controls and / or simplifications in accordance with customs legislation.
There are different certificates that allow different permissions: