Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading
AEO (Authorized Economic Operator)
Authorized Economic Operator is a party involved in their international movement of goods in whatever function that has been approved by or on behalf of a national Customs administrations complying with WCO or equipment supply chain security standards.
According to the World Customs Organization (WCO), an authorized economic operator (AEO) is "a party involved in the international movement of goods in whatever function that has been approved by or on behalf of a national Customs administration as complying with WCO or equivalent supply chain security standards. Authorized Economic Operators include inter alia manufacturers, importers, exporters, brokers, carriers, consolidators, intermediaries, ports, airports, terminal operators, integrated operators, warehouses and distributors"
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