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AEO Tool

Breeze through your AEO application. Our AEO Tool streamlines the entire certification process, helping you gather and assemble everything you need for approval.

How it works

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status allows companies to take advantage of simplified procedures, reduced customs controls, and the privilege of lower guarantees, giving them a distinct competitive advantage when it comes to international trade—but it is a rigorous process that goes beyond the capabilities of Excel spreadsheets. The application involves filling out a detailed and extensive self-assessment questionnaire.

 

Using the CAS AEO Tool, we have streamlined the process of applying for both AEO-C (customs simplifications) and AEO-S (security & safety) certifications, reducing time and headaches for your AEO coordinator. The tool guides the administrator through a step-by-step process to delegate tasks, compile all required data, and organise information into one centralised hub. Automated workflows and alerts expedite the process. Once everything is gathered, our experts are available to analyse your self-assessment and provide guidance to ensure your application meets the requirements of customs authorities.

“Customs4trade is an excellent service provider for our company. They have created a specific AEO tool to assist us in the certification process, which facilitates self-assessment in a structured and manageable way.”

Rik Legrand
Business Process Consultant & Responsible Hardware Change Management - Atos Worldline

Benefits

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Faster time to value

The AEO Tool accelerates the application process, allowing you to reap the time- and cost-saving benefits of AEO certification sooner, for example:

  • Accelerated processing and release of shipments

  • Fewer cargo inspections

  • Simplified procedures

  • Lower customs guarantees

  • Improved tax efficiencies

  • Recognition as a trustworthy and compliant trade partner

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Consolidation

The AEO application includes more than 100 questions that span multiple disciplines, including:

  • Customs knowledge and expertise

  • Compliance records

  • Accounting and logistics

  • Financial solvency

  • Burden of proof/audit trail

  • Safety and security of IT systems and buildings

The CAS AEO Tool allows you to assign questions to various roles and sites and create an automated workflow to get answers. Team members are alerted of assignments and questions can be easily redirected as needed.

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Handles complex organisational structures

The larger a company is, the more spread out the departments and roles that need to contribute input for AEO certification. The CAS AEO Tool can be configured to replicate your company structure, allowing you to allocate questions to various business units, plants, and sites. 

  • Assign questions to sub-entities

  • Establish hierarchical user roles, including responder, reviewer, and admin

  • Only relevant screens will display based on the role

  • Restart module copies the initial application for reference during reassessment

Features

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Collaboration

Collaboration

Stakeholders from different departments and locations, speaking different languages can contribute simultaneously. Answers can be translated by the reviewer with a single click. The CAS AEO Tool is available in multiple languages.

Centralisation

Centralisation

Gather data from all sites in the EU in a single, centralised hub and assign questions to different stakeholders across the organisation. The CAS AEO Tool also supports applications for UK AEO certification. 

Visibility

Visibility

Gain a comprehensive overview of your project status with dashboard views of assigned, rejected, completed, and validated questions and create ad-hoc reporting of questionnaire results to submit to management.

Collaboration

Collaboration

Stakeholders from different departments and locations, speaking different languages can contribute simultaneously. Answers can be translated by the reviewer with a single click. The CAS AEO Tool is available in multiple languages.

Centralisation

Centralisation

Gather data from all sites in the EU in a single, centralised hub and assign questions to different stakeholders across the organisation. The CAS AEO Tool also supports applications for UK AEO certification. 

Visibility

Visibility

Gain a comprehensive overview of your project status with dashboard views of assigned, rejected, completed, and validated questions and create ad-hoc reporting of questionnaire results to submit to management.

Frequently asked questions

Are you wondering whether the CAS AEO Tool is right for you? The answers to these frequently asked questions may help.

How does the CAS AEO Tool provide a return on investment?

The AEO application process is streamlined and legal requirements are built in, giving you the guidance you need to get your application right the first time. Its cloud-based nature makes it universally accessible so the process can be easily managed across business units. Convenience factors such as task assignments, automation, and reporting significantly reduce the time and effort required to obtain AEO status, creating administrative cost savings and shrinking your time to value. 

What is the difference between the AEO-C and AEO-S certifications and which does the CAS AEO Tool cover?

AEO-C allows for companies to prove customs competence in order to enjoy fewer and less stringent customs controls. AEO-S was established after 9/11 to demonstrate compliance with safety and security measures. The CAS AEO Tool can guide you through the application process for both certifications. You can also combine efforts: AEO-C and AEO-S can be applied for in one single application.

Accelerate your path to AEO savings

Streamline the application process for faster time to value using our AEO Tool.