What is an AEO Trusted Trader?

Do you trade internationally? Are you an import/export company? Would you like to simplify your customs procedures? Create a seamless supply chain by becoming an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Trusted Trader. Due to Brexit and changing customs arrangements, this highly attractive scheme will help you to avoid costly delays by standardising your supply chain systems.

Benefits of becoming an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO):

• Fast-track shipments and smoother payments
• Reduce any customs compliance issues
• Better security and safety measures
• Less checks and lower trading risks
• Gain credibility with customers

Who Can Apply?

Any compliant UK-based and EU-based customs-related business can apply to become an AEO. The application needs to be submitted by a Director or a ‘responsible’ member of the business. Whether you are a micro business, SME or a multinational, there are no restrictions on company size.

We can help you gain AEO status

We give your business the confidence to prepare and apply for AEO status by providing practical guidance, expert training and bespoke Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification.

Using our first-hand knowledge of the AEO application process, we will check to see whether you are:
• Compliant – we will carry out audits and a Gap Analysis for your organisation, redesigning any gaps, advising on record-keeping, and the systems and processes needed to meet the AEO criteria.
• Secure and solvent – using in-house resources, we will analyse the variances and weaknesses between your site procedures.

Our AEO services include

• Audits and auditing tools, Gap Analysis, process writing, full training and support, and bespoke AEO certification.
• Liaising directly with HMRC and resolving any AEO-related queries on your behalf.
• Personal involvement at every stage – no dry theory, just sensible business support and guidance.
• Advice on the “current state of play” for existing AEO holders and reaccreditation for AEOs wanting to keep their status and maintain certification.

Clearlight Customs is the AEO training workshop provider for Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Apply to become an AEO

If your company is interested in becoming an AEO, speak to one of our Customs specialists – call 01283 553099 or send an enquiry sing the contact form.

Whatever customs situation you’re facing, we can help – please get in touch and let’s work together.
Clearlight Customs – UK Import Export Customs Advisors
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