Like many schemes and accreditations, myths and misconceptions circle around AEO status. Linked heavily to Brexit among other things, AEO can deliver benefits for exporters and importers, no matter their size. But what is holding people back from exploring AEO further? [Read more…]
There is certainly no denying that the current political situation surrounding Brexit is chaotic. We should have left the EU by now but the extension granted earlier this month gives parliament another six months to come up with a deal that satisfies everyone.
In the meantime, businesses across the UK are trading under exceptionally difficult circumstances and for those who trade across borders into the EU, the uncertainty is crippling. [Read more…]
For any business to grow, it needs to search for new markets, new clients and up-skill its workforce as well as develop internal systems and procedures. Just as there are strengths and weaknesses within your business, there are challenges and opportunities driving at it from outside. Seeking accreditation that sends a message to potential trade partners is often on the list of tools to grow a business. Does AEO have a part to play in this?[Read more…]
Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status is one that has a beneficial impact for both importers and exporters. But what are they?
With changes to importing and exporting legislation on May 1st 2016, it became increasingly important for all businesses involved at every stage of the international supply chain to consider AEO status. With the uncertainty of Brexit also playing a role, for the importer and the exporter, the benefits of AEO cover four broad categories.[Read more…]
There will be a lot of words written in relation to Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status, especially in light of impeding Brexit but is AEO status for the smaller exporter worth it? Does it matter if you can’t boast this acronym to your company name? The answer may be that without it, you could be missing out on benefits critical to the success of your business in Europe beyond Brexit.[Read more…]
It’s not mandatory and it has been around for some time, springing into life around 2011, and, whilst businesses in other EU countries have embraced Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status, British businesses have been slower on the uptake. With Brexit looming ever closer, some are touting AEO as the must-have accreditation for any company doing business on the Continent (and beyond). Is it something your business should be considering?[Read more…]