Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) is a World Customs Organization (WCO) programme under the SAFE Framework of Standards to secure and facilitate global trade. It is a Customs-to-Business partnership that enhances international supply chain security and facilitates the movement of legitimate goods.
Since 2012, the Hong Kong AEO Programme, which is administered by the Customs and Excise Department (C&ED), has allowed companies that meet pre-determined security standards to be accredited as AEOs under an open and voluntary certification regime. Accredited companies are recognized as trusted partners in jointly securing the global supply chain while enjoying special incentives such as reduced or prioritized customs inspection. AEO is open to all stakeholders of the international supply chain, including manufacturers, importers, exporters, freight forwarders, warehouse operators, carriers, and so on.
Join this webinar on 29 October when C&ED officials will explain the benefits of participating in the Hong Kong AEO Programme by strengthening the competitive edge of Hong Kong's supply chain industry, as well as positioning companies to capture global business opportunities.