Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)

Is an individual, a business entity, or a government department that is involved in international trade and is duly authorised by the Commissioner of Customs to transact business with Customs under special arrangements. The Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) is a trade facilitation initiative derived from the World Customs Organisation (WCO) framework of standards known as the SAFE. "SAFE" stands for Security and Facilitation in a Global Environment. It is a World Customs Organisation (WCO) standard framework that was developed by WCO member countries represented by their heads of Revenue Administrations at its headquarters in Brussels in 2005.
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