Import & Export Developing Skills

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) - Impact on Exporters and Importers

Event Information:

Venue: Chamber office, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Date: Friday, 8 November 2019

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: £260.00+VAT

Non-Member Price: £370.00+VAT

Union Customs Code (UCC) and Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) - Impact on Exporters & Importers

The changes that were introduced by the Union Customs Code (UCC) in May 2016 mean that achieving Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is more relevant than ever to International Trade business and it will continue to be relevant whatever happens when we exit the EU.

The UCC affects the way many companies involved in international trade do business and some of the changes introduced include mandatory guarantees and the requirement for all businesses applying to use customs regimes or special procedures to meet the AEO criteria making AEO status even more important

The seminar will cover:

  • The background to AEO
  • The UCC and its impact
  • The HMRC 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

Who should attend?

  • Importers
  • Exporters
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Customs Agents

Course Outcome

Understanding Authorised Economic Operator status and it’s financial and supply chain benefits together with the important place it has in the UCC

About the trainer:

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

Other services you may benefit from:

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) AEO Service 

As Brexit leads us into uncertain times, one area of international trade that will not change when we leave the EU is the issue of customs compliance and safety and security in the supply chain. Individual governments have a continuous obligation to uphold such safety and security measures. 

The process of applying for AEO can be quite lengthy, often daunting and very time consuming, so with this in mind we are delighted to have secured the services of former HMRC International Trade Development Liaison Officer, Keith Robe, to help and advise our members so that they can achieve AEO status if they wish to do so. Keith’s expert knowledge in this area is second to none, having been involved in training HMRC staff and education of external business regarding the introduction of AEO & EU International Trade/Customs Security & Safety Law and the UK AEO programme since 2006. As representative of both HMRC and EU Customs, he has worked with the US Customs & Border Protection in the US negotiating AEO/C-TPAT Mutual Recognition for which he received the World Customs Organisation Certificate of Merit in 2011. He has facilitated the introduction of AEO in Brazil with Brazilian Customs and other government financial ministries, designing and delivering AEO workshops and seminars to assist in setting up their AEO programme.

Prices for support through the AEO application process leading to AEO C start from £6000.00 + VAT

Please telephone Julie Whiting 0333 320 0333 ext 2020 or Theresa Hewitt 0333 320 0333 ext 2018 for more information

Course Delivery

The workshop is delivered in a board room style environment from the Chambers modern training facilities. Lunch and refreshments are provided as part of this workshop and there is no requirement for delegates to bring any stationery or IT equipment.


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