Authorized Economic Operator(AEO)
Refers to economic operator in the supply chain certified by the Customs. There are two types of AEO, namely “General Authorized Economic Operator” (AEOG) and “Security and Safety Authorized Economic Operator” (AEOS).
Economic Operators In The Supply Chain
Refer to economic operators performing the functions of duty-payers, exporters, manufacturers, customs brokers, freight forwarders, shipping agencies, warehouse operators, highway carriers, sea carriers, and air carriers involved in international movement of goods.
In June 2005 the WCO Council adopted the SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE Framework) that would act as a deterrent to international terrorism, secure revenue collections and promote trade facilitation worldwide.