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Be Brexit-proof with our AEO

In 2005 the World Customs Organisation (WCO) paved the way for the AEO accreditation to secure supply chains and promote trade worldwide. In 2021 AEO accreditation will simplify post-Brexit trade flows.

In June 2005 the World Customs Organisation (WCO) adopted the SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE Framework) that would, post 9/11, act as a deterrent to international terrorism and facilitate trade worldwide.

The Authorised Economic Operator programme is a core part of SAFE; creating Customs-to-business partnerships that secure the supply chain and facilitate trade flows.

AEO accreditation provides a quality mark, which is subject to regular audits, that demonstrates the integrity of internal controls and systems, as well as denoting that staff training and Customs procedures are effective and compliant

The tangible benefits our clients have seen from PSP’s AEO accreditation include fewer physical and documentary examinations, priority use of non-intrusive inspection techniques when examination is required, and priority processing by Customs whenever security awareness is heightened and Preferred or Trusted Trader status becomes decisive.

The new European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, has already stated that it would be “impossible” to reach a comprehensive trade deal in ten months, which means that all trade between the EU and the UK will require some form of paperwork and Customs declaration following the transition period.

AEO status, combined with our electronic links to HMRC will simplify the importation and exportation process, bringing faster and more efficient clearance of goods at Customs frontiers after Brexit, to keep your trade with the EU moving

Why you should only use an AEO accredited agent:
Border processes are more efficient for approved businesses and their clients as they are recognised as low risk and less likely to be delayed due to examinations.

You have faster access to the border in the event of border disruptions, which means less risk of spoiled perishable goods, and a more predictable border experience.

There is low risk of tampering to your shipments, which builds confidence with Customs and border authorities and enhances your reputation.

Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs), allow AEO companies to receive border facilitation benefits in other countries.