Authorised European Operator (AEO)

The international security environment and associated risks to business have changed over the years.

Several initiatives to implement global terms and standards concerning risk management within the supply chain and customs processes have been created in response.

In 2005, the European Union introduced the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) concept as one of the main components of the so-called security amendment of the Community Custom Code.

Avocet is proud to have now been acknowledged as an organisation fulfilling the many stringent criteria required to meet AEOC status including customs compliance, record keeping, banking and financial solvency, besides having fully reviewed and revised site safety and security systems.

Avocet is committed to fulfilling all legal obligations concerning AEOC and has taken all appropriate measures to secure our business and the international end-to-end supply chain from a customs perspective.

Managing Director Michael Lever comments that we recognised the importance of this system some time back as a measure to help protect our business. It has been a long and sometimes difficult process to get everything to the required standard, however the team here at Avocet have proven that we can deliver against the very highest standards of international business management.

Certificate Number: GB AEO C/00102/18

View our certification on the European Union website