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Achieving AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) Status – advice for importers and exporters

This seminar will help attendees to understand more about Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) “trusted trader” status – what it is, how to go about achieving it and the financial and supply chain benefits it can bring.  
It will cover the important place AEO has in the Union Customs Code (UCC) and the increased relevance that gaining AEO accreditation may have following Brexit.

It’s suitable for Importers, Exporters, Freight Forwarders and Customs Agents.

Course Content

The seminar will cover:

  • The background to Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) “trusted trader” status
  • The Union Customs Code (UCC) and its impact
  • The HMRC AEO application and audit processes
  • AEOC (Customs Compliance) – what you need to do
  • AEOS (Security & Safety) – what you need to do
  • A look at the C117 and C118 application forms
  • Maintaining your AEO status

The trainer, Keith Robe, who has over 30 years’ experience in his former role with HMRC, will talk about all aspects of AEO and its benefits to your business and will take your questions.

Keith has over 10 years’ experience in AEO matters including training of HMRC staff, responsibility for applications and audits, and is Security & Safety qualified.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.


There is no assessment on this course. A training certificate will be issued by Cusdec Customs Solutions which can be submitted as evidence of relevant training when applying for AEO Status.

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Career Progression:

This course will give attendees the information they need to decide whether AEO Status is relevant for their organisation, provide guidance on the process itself and explore the increased importance AEO Status may have following Brexit.