How to become part of the AEO Programme

Who can join?

Traders eligible to apply for AEO status include importers, exporters, certified customs brokers, bonded area operators, bonded transportation companies, forwarders and shipping companies amongst others. The supply chain considered for the AEO programme is illustrated as follows:

How to join


  • Appropriate record of compliance with customs and excise procedures
  • Computer systems, Operational Procedures and Processes
  • Sufficient Knowledge
  • Financial Resources
  • Compliance with Tax Law
  • Compliance with WCO supply chain security standards (AEO-S) 

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How to apply

Step 1: Contact the AEO team on [email protected]

Step 2: Client Relationship Manager conducts client engagement with the prospective client

Step 3: Complete and submit application and self-assessment forms

Step 4: Documentary review and Client Relationship Manager contacts you

Step 5: Validation process conducted

Step 6: Accreditation Committee considers application

Step 7: If approved, client awarded AEO and access to range of benefits

Benefits received once accredited

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Rules amendment – Government Gazette No. 44884: No. R.648

Rules amendment – Government Gazette No. 46207: No. R. 2000


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