Texim Europe has succeeded in qualifying for a combined Authorised Economic Operator Customs simplification & Security and safety license. The AEO status is a certified standard issued by the customs authorities in the EU. It certifies that a business has met certain standards in relation to their security, management systems, compliance with customs rules and ongoing solvency.
Texim Europe has been an AEO certificate holder since 2008. In 2015 the EU Customs authorities have considerably stepped up AEO demands. An AEO licensing system has replaced the AEO certificate which are now no longer valid. During a recent customs audit Texim Europe has shown to comply with all new requirements and subsequently a license has now been obtained. Therefore we continue to guide products through international customs procedures in an efficient and trusted way securing an optimum supply chain between Texim Europe and its partners.
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This is a summary of the AEO license holder benefits:
- Easier admittance to customs simplifications
- Fewer physical and document-based controls (related to safety & security and other customs legislation)
- Prior notification in case of selection for customs control (related to safety & security and other customs legislation)
- Priority treatment if selected for control
- Possibility to request a specific location for customs controls
- Mutual Recognition with third countries*
- Indirect benefits:
- Recognition as a secure and safe business partner
- Improved relations with Customs and other government authorities
- Reduced theft and losses
- Fewer delayed shipments
- Improved planning
- Improved customer service
- Improved customer loyalty
- Lower inspection costs of suppliers and increased co-operation etc.
* Mutual Recognition of AEOs is a key element of the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards to strengthen end-to-end security of supply chains and to multiply benefits for traders.
By mutual recognition of AEOs two customs administrations agree to:
- Recognise the AEO authorisation issued under the other programme, and;
- Provide reciprocal benefits to AEOs of the other programme.
The EU has concluded and implemented Mutual Recognition of AEO programmes with Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Andorra, the US and China.