How to become an Authorised Economic Operator

Who can apply, the criteria you have to meet, and how to apply     

A seminar in partnership with the Institute of Export - 30 July 2015


About Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

The AEO certificate is an internationally recognised quality mark. It shows that your role in the international supply chain is secure, and that your customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.

How will AEO benefit my business?

Accredited businesses get quicker access to certain simplified customs procedures and in some cases the right to ‘fast-track’ shipments through certain HM Revenue & Customs safety and security procedures. Discover the implications of not being an AEO business and how this could impact on your supply chain lead times. 


09:00 – 09:30 


Arrival and networking

09:30 – 10:15 

Keith Robe - HMRC

Keith is the regional HMRC International Trade Development Liaison Officer, CITEX Operations and Local Compliance. HMRC will be giving the reasons for AEO, the benefits of obtaining accreditation along with how it fits with the Uniform Customs Code next year. 

10:15 – 11:00

Simon Whitaker - Premier Farnell plc 

Simon is the Commercial Head of Sales, UK, Ireland & International Markets, of Premier Farnell plc, a highly successful exporter with sites in many parts of the globe. He will describe his company’s  AEO journey  – explaining the process they followed to gain their accreditation, along with their experiences.

11:00 – 12:00

Geoff Tyler - Kuehne + Nagel Ltd

Geoff is the Trade Compliance Development Manager, at Kuehne and Nagel. Kuehne celebrate their 125th anniversary this year, and are one of the world’s largest integrated logistics companies.Geoff has helped and guided many business through the AEO accreditation process. He will explain in this inter-active presentation  their  processes, focussing on the simple approach they create around the AEO journey. Case studies will be explained

12:00 – 14:00

Questions and answers to the speakers, followed by a buffet lunch and networking

Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, Sovereign Street, Leeds LS1 1HQ

Date: July 30th

Time: from 09:00am to 14:00pm

Cost: £30 (excluding VAT)

Discount available to members of Chambers of Commerce

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Kindly supported by Kuehne + Nagel Ltd and Addleshaw Goddard

In partnership with:

Chamber International - Institute of Export


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