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The Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)

Published date: 31.10.2019 14:27 | Author: uc

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The Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) concept is based on the Customs-to-Business partnership introduced by the World Customs Organisation (WCO). Traders who meet a wide range of criteria voluntarily work in close cooperation with customs authorities to assure the common objective - supply chain security.

The concept is strongly based on the partnership of customs with the economic operators. This implies that the relationship between customs and AEO should be always based on the principles of mutual transparency, correctness, fairness and responsibility. Customs expects the AEO to act in line with customs legislation and to inform customs about any difficulties to comply with the legislation. Customs should provide support to achieve this.

Montenegro established AEO concept based on the internationally recognized standards, creating legal basis for it in 2008 thorough the Amendments of Customs Law and by adopting Provision on Implementation of the AEO in 2015.
The programme, which aims to enhance international supply chain security and to facilitate legitimate trade, is open to all supply chain actors. It covers economic operators authorised for customs simplification (AEOC), security and safety (AEOS) or a combination of the two.

Decree on the conditions for granting AEO status ENG.pdf
MNE AEO Guidelines EN.pdf
Annex 1a Self-assessment questionnaire ENG.docx
Annex 1b - Clarifications to the self-assessment questionnaire.docx
Annex 1c- Consent to the disclose the AEO details.docx
Annex 2 - Table of criteria that apply to different actors in the international supply chains.docx
Annex 2a - Threats, Risks and possible solutions.docx
Annex 3 - Security declaration for AEOs.docx
Annex 4 - Examples of information to be shared with Customs Authorities.docx