AEO and Equivalent Schemes

Posted on: 10/02/2012

July 2011 saw the EU and Japan sign the 1st EU Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) under the Supply Chain Security SAFE Framework measures laid down by the World Customs Organisation (WCO).  164 of th 177 member countries of the WCO are working on supply chain security and/or customs compliance programmes.  In the EU this is known as the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Scheme.  The first country to introduce a supply chain security scheme linked with benefits for importers at customs point was the USA who, in 2001 started the process of bringing in to force the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, known as CT-PAT.

 

Mutual Recognition Agreements are being discussed around the world which should give greater advantages to approved traders under AEO or equivalent schemes.  Here is a summary of a few schemes and their names:

 

AEO PROGRAMMES LAUNCHED

EU

Japan

S Korea

Malaysia

Norway

Switzerland

Guatemala

Andorra

 

AEO EQUIVALENT PROGRAMMES LAUNCHED

Argentina - Customs System of Reliable Operators (SOAC)

Canada - Partners in Protection (PIP)

China - Classified Management of Enterprises (AA)

Costa Rica - Customs Facilitation Programme for Reliable Trade (PROFAC)

Jordan - Golden List

New Zealand - Secure Exports Scheme (SES)

Singapore - Secure Trade Partnership (STP)

USA - CT-PAT

 

CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE PROGRAMMES

Brazil - Blue Line

Egypt - Accounting Management System (AMS)

El Salvador - PACE

Indonesia - MITA

Kenya - AEO

Rwanda - Compliant Trader Schemes

Serbia - Procedure for Simplified Declaring of Goods

Tanzania - Compliant Traders Scheme

Thailand - Gold Card

 

IN THE PIPELINE

Botswana

Chile

Columbia

Macedonia

Israel

Morocco

Tunisia

Turkey

 

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