Introduction to Authorised Economic Operator

Time: 09:30 - 15:30

Date: 12/09/2023

Division: International Business Hub

Venue: Online

General Price:

All prices exclude VAT

Member Price: £200.00

Future Faces Members: £200.00

Non-Member Price: £280.00


Who is this course suitable for?

This course would be suitable for anyone wanting to learn what AEO is for, how it can be put to use within a company, the benefits of becoming AEO registered and the paperwork process.

For those wanting enough knowledge to make a decision before committing to the process, this is the course to choose.

Any business involved in the international supply chain that carries out customs related activities in the EU can apply for AEO status, regardless of their size.

What does the delegate gain?

The attendee will gain an insight as to why their business should consider obtaining AEO status.

With Brexit now a reality, businesses trading with Europe are now becoming familiar with the need to Customs clear their goods when they are buying and/or selling into or out of the EU.

Whilst this in itself almost certainly means additional administration and cost, another concern is whether their goods might be delayed on leaving or entering the EU.

Achieving Authorised Economic Status (AEO) is one way to mitigate this risk as it is a benefit to holders of this Accreditation that their goods are given priority treatment when they pass through Customs borders.

It may also mean reduced Customs administration and associated costs when buying/selling not just to/ from the EU but across the globe.

This one-day course is designed to help businesses understand why there might be a benefit in achieving AEO Status

What happens on the course and what is taught?

The day will consist of various discussions, guidance and explanations on the following subjects:

  • Internationally recognised Quality Mark
  • Shows " The World " that your role in the International Supply Chain is secure
  • Shows a business has efficient customs controls and procedures that meet EU standards
  • The application process for any Simplified Customs Procedures is likely to be easier and quicker
  • HMRC may accept reduced Customs Comprehensive Guarantees for deferred Customs Duty and VAT therefore saving money.
  • Who is AEO status for?

Attending the course will help you:

  • Understand the advantages of AEO status and the types of AEO status a business can apply for
  • Gain an understanding on how to achieve and maintain AEO status
  • See the application process – from the applicant right through to HMRC
  • Understand the criteria for acceptance of AEO status
  • Run through of the application forms.

Where and when do I book and pay?

Member’s fee:  £200.00 + VAT

Non-member’s fee: £280.00+ VAT

*Any cancellations must be confirmed via email to and must be given within 5 working days clear of the original event date. For any cancellations given less than 5 working days before the event, fees will not be refunded. This also counts for non-attendance. If the course is due to run again in the future, delegates can opt to transfer to the next available date. A £50 fee will still be issued to cover the costs already incurred.

*Please note, the aim is always to finish at the time provided above, but please allow extra time depending on how many delegates are on the course, as there may be more questions for the trainer to answer. 

(We also offer training packages & bespoke training depending on what is most suitable for your company. Ask the team today about bulk bookings and discounts)

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