ASEAN ARISE Workshop on Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Programmes (Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, 27-29 January 2015)

ASEAN Customs Authorities have confirmed their commitment to establishing national Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programmes, based on the SAFE Framework of Standards (FoS) developed by the World Customs Organisation (WCO), with the objective of enhancing the security of the supply chain and facilitate trade.

These Customs Authorities have also agreed to develop mechanisms of cooperation with each other with a view to promoting mutual recognition of AEO status and Customs controls.A These commitments are expressed in the endorsed ASEAN Strategic Plan of Customs Development (SPCD) 2010-2015 on AEO Programmes and in article 35 of the ASEAN Agreement on Customs 2012.

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