10 March 2023 – An Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) is a company involved in the international movement of goods and approved by SARS Customs as complying with World Customs Organisation or equivalent compliance and supply chain security standards. AEOs may include manufacturers, importers, exporters, brokers, carriers, consolidators, intermediaries, ports, airports, terminal operators, integrated operators, warehouses, distributors and freight forwarders.
Once your application is successful, you become an accredited AEO with immediate access to benefits including substantial discounts on security.
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 audits conducted
Step 6: Accreditation Committee considers application
Step 7: If approved, client awarded AEO and access to range of benefits
For more information, see the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) webpage.