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Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)

Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Scheme

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    Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)

    Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Scheme

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      What is Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)?

      Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) is a programme launched by World Customs Organization (WCO) to secure and facilitate Global trade under SAFE framework. The program aims to enhance international supply chain security and facilitate movement of legitimate goods. The Government of India is implementing this programme in order to enhance “Ease of Doing Business” of the country across various sectors.

      AEO Programme offers a three tier certification for importers and exporters (i.e. AEO-T1, AEO-T2, and AEO-T3) whereas it offers a single tier certification (i.e. AEO-LO) for economic operators other than importers and exporters.

      What is the eligibility criteria for authorised economic operator (aeo) certificate?

      Robust Accounting System

      The applicant should have maintained an accounting system consistent with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) or IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards).

      Established in India

      The applicant must be established in India

      Business Partner Security

      The applicant should have appropriate internal controls and measures to ensure the safety and security of his business and the supply chain.

      Premises Security

      The building of the applicant must be secure against unlawful entry. Entry for only authorized persons, vehicles and goods must be permitted inside the building of the applicant. In order to keep proper access and safety, the number of entry gates should be minimized

      Accountability

      Applicant should have business activities for at least three financial years preceding the date of application.

      Procedural Security

      The applicant should have the satisfactory procedure for verifying the accuracy of Customs documents.

      Clean Record

      The applicant should not have received any show cause notice during the last 3 financial years involving fraud, forgery, outright smuggling, and clandestine removal of goods or cases where tax has been collected from the customer but not deposited with the government.

      Financial solvency

      The applicant should be financially solvent during the last three financial years preceding the date of application.

      Who are eligible for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Certificate?

      AEO-T1, AEO-T2, AEO-T3

      CERTIFICATION

      Importers

      Exporters

      AEO-LO

      CERTIFICATION

      Warehouse Operators

      Customs Brokers

      Terminal Operators

      Logistics Providers

      benefits of AEO-t1, AEO-t2, and AEO-T3 Programme certification

      BENEFITS OF
      AEO-T1
      Certification
      High level of facilitation
      Direct Port Delivery import/export container
      ID cards to authorized personnel for hassle free entry to Custom Houses, CFSs and ICDs.
      Separate space earmarked in Custodian’s premises
      50% Reduction on Bank Guarantee
      Investigations, if any, would be completed, in six to nine months
      Dispute resolution within six months
      E-mail regarding arrival/ departure of the vessel carrying their consignments
      24/7 clearances on request at all sea ports and airports
      Seal verification/scrutiny of documents by Custom officers would be waived
      BEs/SBs will be processed on priority
      Faster completion of Special Valuation Branch (‘SVB’)
      Shorter cargo release time
      Client Relationship Manager”(CRM at the level of Deputy / Assistant Commissioner available at port who will act voice of AEO holder
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      BENEFITS OF
      AEO-T2
      Certification
      High level of facilitation
      Direct Port Delivery import/export container
      ID cards to authorized personnel for hassle free entry to Custom Houses, CFSs and ICDs.
      Separate space earmarked in Custodian’s premises
      75% Reduction on Bank Guarantee
      Investigations, if any, would be completed, in six to nine months
      Dispute resolution within six months
      E-mail regarding arrival/ departure of the vessel carrying their consignments
      24/7 clearances on request at all sea ports and airports
      Seal verification/scrutiny of documents by Custom officers would be waived
      BEs/SBs will be processed on priority
      Faster completion of Special Valuation Branch (‘SVB’)
      Shorter cargo release time
      Client Relationship Manager”(CRM at the level of Deputy / Assistant Commissioner available at port who will act voice of AEO holder
      Deferred payment of Duty
      Paperless declarations with no supporting documents in physical form
      Expedited refund of IGST within 45 days
      Facility to paste MRP stickers
      Access to their consolidated import/export data
      No Merchant Overtime Fee (MOT)
      BENEFITS OF
      AEO-T3
      Certification
      High level of facilitation
      Direct Port Delivery import/export container
      ID cards to authorized personnel for hassle free entry to Custom Houses, CFSs and ICDs.
      Separate space earmarked in Custodian’s premises
      100% Reduction on Bank Guarantee
      Investigations, if any, would be completed, in six to nine months
      Dispute resolution within six months
      E-mail regarding arrival/ departure of the vessel carrying their consignments
      24/7 clearances on request at all sea ports and airports
      Seal verification/scrutiny of documents by Custom officers would be waived
      BEs/SBs will be processed on priority
      Faster completion of Special Valuation Branch (‘SVB’)
      Shorter cargo release time
      Client Relationship Manager”(CRM at the level of Deputy / Assistant Commissioner available at port who will act voice of AEO holder
      Deferred payment of Duty
      Paperless declarations with no supporting documents in physical form
      Expedited refund of IGST within 30 days
      Facility to paste MRP stickers
      Access to their consolidated import/export data
      No Merchant Overtime Fee (MOT)

      benefits of AEO-LO Certification

      AEO-LO BENEFITS for
      WAREHOUSE OPERATORS
      Faster approval for new warehouses within 7 days of submission of complete documents
      Waiver of antecedent verification envisaged for grant of license for warehouse under circular 26/2016
      Waiver of solvency certificate requirement under circular 24/2016
      Waiver of security for obtaining extension in warehousing period under circular 21/2016
      Waiver of security required for warehousing of sensitive goods under circular 21/2016
      AEO-LO BENEFITS for
      TERMINAL OPERATORS
      Waiver of bank Guarantee under Handling of cargo in Customs Area Regulations 2009.
      Extension of approval for custodians under regulation 10(2) of the 'Handling of cargo in Customs Area Regulation 2009 'for period of 10 years.
      AEO-LO BENEFITS for
      CUSTOMS BROKERS
      Waiver of Bank Guarantee to be furnished under regulation 8 of the CBLR, 2013
      Extended validity (till validity of AEO status) of licenses granted under regulation 9 of the CBLR 2013. System Manager to incorporate date of validity of AEO from time to time in the System Directory
      Waiver from fee for renewal of license under sub regulation (2) of regulation 11 of CBLR,2013
      AEO-LO BENEFITS for
      LOGISTICS PROVIDERS
      Waiver of bank Guarantee in case of trans-shipment of goods under Goods imported (Condition of Trans-shipment) Regulations, 1995
      Facility of Execution of running bond
      Exemption from permission on case to case basis in case of transit of goods. In case of international transshipped cargo (Foreign to Foreign), for the pre-sorted containers wherein Cargo does not require segregation, ramp to ramp or tail to tail transfer of cargo can be effected without Customs escorts

      How will we help you obtain Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Certificate?

      right knowledge

      We help you by giving you the right knowledge about the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) benefits and obligation attached with it

      DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATES

      We help in completing the procedural requirement and documentation that includes forms, declarations, certificates and submitting them before the concerned authorities

      Robust follow up routine
      We follow up with the concerned authoritiesdraft replies to all the queries / deficiencies raised to get the AEO Certificate in time with a minimal delay
      post certification support
      We help you in post certification support compliance by keeping a track of export/import performance drafting replies to queries issued by the concerned authorities and tracking expiry/renewal

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