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Authorised Economic
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We will review your supply chain systems and
guide you through your AEO application

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Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Consultancy

AEO is an accreditation awarded by HMRC to UK businesses with strong internal procedures that demonstrate to customs authorities, customers and suppliers that their role in the international supply chain is secure.

We can help a business prepare for AEO by reviewing existing procedures, implementing new procedures, completing the application form and assisting during the audit by HMRC to ensure a successful application.

AEO acts increasingly as a quality standard with many larger organisations insisting on this as an integral part of any trading partners.

As part of the application process, HMRC officials will assess the company’s finances, site security, shipping procedures, compliance with customs requirements and fulfilment of the relevant legal and safety regulations.

Companies who already have IPP and ISO are already a long way to attaining this highly secure accreditation.

Achieving AEO status takes time and can be pretty challenging. However, the benefits are worth it. They include:

  • Greater access to priority clearance
  • Reduced administration
  • Traceability of flows of goods
  • Increased transport security
  • Fewer delays in despatch
  • Improved security between supply chain partners
  • Quicker access to certain customs procedures including some of the HMRC safety and security procedures.

 

To find out more, book your free, no obligation consultation, available for all prospective customers.

 

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Ian Worth, Head of Customs Consultancy at Harwood Hutton, talks about the process of achieving Authorised Economic Operator 'trusted trader' status.


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