New ICC standards help define trusted traders

Posted on: 14/06/2013

ICC has published a collection of standards to help border authorities determine a standardized definition of a diligent trader. With a widely-accepted premise that low-risk traders should receive benefits for their investment in security and compliance, a variety of “trusted trader programmes”, commonly referred to as Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programmes have been implemented worldwide.  It is almost unnecessary to say it, but trade is better facilitated when traders represent a low risk to security by complying with national laws and regulations, and border authorities are more likely to reduce barriers to trade when they are confident that traders have implemented strong security, trade compliance processes and internal controls. Developed by the ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation, the ICC Guidelines for Cross-Border Traders in Goods apply on a voluntary basis and are not binding. The guidelines cover the essentials of trader behaviour and will be regularly updated to include relevant developments and to broaden the scope accordingly. Read More

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