The Authorised Economic Operators Directory

The Directory contains: more than 22,000 Authorised Economic Operators and 113 Country Profiles.

We provide this Directory because:

  • Authorised Economic Operators ("AEO"s) facilitate the electronic processing of foreign trade.
  • There is a lack of awareness of the benefits of AEO certification - and we would like to address this.
  • We are working with Kompass to include this certification in their global database - to provide an extra search filter.

The Authorised Economic Operators Directory is the only global AEO Directory including:

  • All AEOs as published by the relevant Certifying Authorities.
  • Enriched AEO data providing relevant contact and company profile details (see below).

The United Nations' definition of an Authorised Economic Operator:

"An Authorized Economic Operator is defined by the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards as a party involved in the international movement of goods, in whatever function, that has been approved by, or on behalf of, a national Customs administration as complying with WCO or equivalent supply chain security standards. AEOs include inter alia manufacturers, importers, exporters, brokers, carriers, consolidators, intermediaries, ports, airports, terminal operators, integrated operators, warehouses and distributors."

As a result, customs trust the operator and perform less or no inspections on goods imported or exported by or via the AEO - reducing transport costs and delays.

The Directory will cover:

  • Profiles for all 113 countries and territories that have (or are planning) an Authorised Economic Operators program.
  • Full listings of AEOs for the 37 countries that publish lists of their AEOs. These base details are enriched (where available from Kompass and/or the relevant Official National Company Registry) with:
    • Alternative company names (including the Official Registered Name)
    • Company registration Number
    • Industry Sector (SIC, ISIC, NACE 08, Activity description)
    • Postal Address
    • Switchboard Telephone
    • VAT Number
    • Web Address

Search and browsing functions are available.

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