Brexit: Authorised Economic Operators (AEO)

November 20, 2017

After Brexit, customs declarations to UK Customs are expected to increase five-fold to 255 million annually and the UK companies making declarations to double to over 270,000. But only 0.2% of those traders have AEO status – ten times fewer than Germany. Without this, traders will not have access to key customs facilitations but will face the full weight of customs requirements. Acquiring AEO certification status can take at least 6 months but there are practical ways to ease the process and it promises to repay the effort in the years ahead.

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