Introduction to AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) course - June 19

Date: 19/06/2019
Time: 09:30am - 4pm
Borough: Manchester
Contact Name: Pauline Puig
Contact Email:
Contact Telephone: 0161 393 4350

This is a one day interactive training course which runs from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) is an accreditation issued by HMRC to importers, exporters, customs agents and others involved in the international supply chain. AEO Status recognizes that the business is compliant in its customs activities and can be trusted to operate simplified customs procedures and duty relief schemes. It has become much more relevant with the changes introduced by the Union Customs Code (UCC) in 2016 and the vote to leave the EU. It is anticipated that customs will offer greater simplifications to AEO status holders in order to mitigate the potential effects on border checks and customs requirements post Brexit.
 You will learn about the requirements for achieving AEO status both in Customs Compliance and Supply Chain Security and the potential implications of not holding AEO status and how this may affect your business. The course will cover the full benefits of holding AEO status the application process  and the interaction with other trading nations who operate similar schemes under the Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA).

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the AEO programme, it's background and the law.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the types of AEO status available
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the AEO application process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to maintain the AEO status going forward

Who should attend:

This AEO training course will suit anyone involved in importing and exporting goods.

More info on the trainer

Dave O'Gara

Dave retired from HMRC in July 2016 and took up an external  customs training role writing and delivering customs training and speaking at trade events.

Since 2001 Dave was an International Trade Development Liaison Officer (ITDLO) with HMRC working closely with UK Customs Policy teams and the business community helping to deliver a number of new developments in customs international trade work such as AEO and UCC.

Dave was also a Customs trainer with HMRC, duties involved writing training material, assessment papers and delivering courses across the full range of customs work and across all parts of the UK.


Registration deadline: 18/06/2019

NON MEMBERS £275.00 Excluding VAT
MEMBERS £225.00 Excluding VAT