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Customs Authorisation and Approval

Impact of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Status on other Customs Applications: Impact of AEOS status on other applications

This section applies to applicants for customs regimes or procedure who are holder of AEOS status.  For applicants who hold AEOC status, please refer to section CAA06030 for details.


For applicants who are in the processing of applying for AEO, please refer to section CAA06050 for details.


AEOS will not normally automatically demonstrate fulfilment of criteria for other customs regimes or procedures.  The results of any assessment of:

·        Record keeping, internal management controls

·        Solvency

·        Past compliance history

that were undertaken when authorising the economic operator for AEOS should be taken into account when assessing eligibility for the new authorisation or approval.


Any applications which require the secure operation of designated premises, the secure movement or storage of goods should take into account the prior assessment of these aspects as part of the AEOS authorisation.


Checks on eligibility for the new application should then focus on any new elements within the supply chain operations.  For example, any new premises set up for the storage operations, any new processes for the movement or transfer of goods between locations or authorisations.