To apply for AEO a business must:
- Be a legal entity
- Be established in the UK or an EU member state
- Be actively involved in customs operations and international trade
Have a Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number
A business is able to apply if new to customs and can clearly show the processes and procedures in place.
Anyone involved in the international supply chain that carries our customs related activities in the UK or EU can apply for AEO status, regardless of the size of the business.
- Freight forwarders
- Warehouse keepers
- Customs agents
- Port operators
- Secure freight parking operatives
- Airline loaders
A business is still eligible to apply if the services of an agents are used for customs matters.
For further information of the HMRC checks carried out click here