What is an AEO?

Swedish Customs awards a company the authorized economic operator (AEO) permit after reviewing that all conditions and criteria are met. An AEO status is valid throughout the EU.

Existing AEO permits

  • Authorized economic operator customs simplification (AEOC)
  • AEOF (both AEOC and AEOS combined)
  • Authorized economic operator security and safety (AEOS)

The AEOF permit entails a requirement that we have routines in place for customs documentation, security and safety. Additional requirements are to perform controls one step forward and one step back in our transport chain. This means that we need to ensure that our customers and suppliers also have such controls.

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What does this mean for customers or suppliers of Green Cargo?

It means that goods manufactured, stored, transported or shipped on behalf of Green Cargo, goods delivered to Green Cargo or goods collected from Green Cargo:

  • Must be manufactured, stored, processed and loaded in secure company facilities and secure loading and transportation zones;
  • Must be handled by reliable personnel at the manufacturing, storage, processing, loading and transportation stage.
  • Must be protected from unauthorized access during manufacture, storage, treatment, loading and transportation; and

Furthermore, our customers’ and suppliers’ business partners must know that they too must be able to guarantee the safety of the supply chain as described above.

AEO risks in an international supply chain

AEO risker i internationell leveranskedja sv

More information

Available from the European Commission’s website External link, opens in new window.:

  • AEO eLearning (incl. AEO e-book)
  • Database of all AEO companies within the EU

Available from the Swedish Customs website External link, opens in new window.:

  • How to apply for AEO status in Sweden
  • AEO guidelines in Swedish
  • Information about self-assessments
  • Safety declaration