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HMRC internal manual

Customs Civil Penalties Guidance

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Persons who must comply with Customs law: Authorised Economic Operators (AEO)

An Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) is a business involved in the international supply chain which has proved themselves to be compliant and trustworthy, and where applicable, safe and secure.

AEO Status provides businesses with an internationally recognised quality mark which demonstrates that they operate within a secure supply chain and their internal customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.

Once the status is granted it is effective across all Member States and entitles the legal entity to certain benefits, such as simplified clearance procedures.

Compliance with customs requirements is one of the basic criteria for receiving AEO status and any contraventions which warrant civil penalty action, can have an impact on this authorisation.

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