Eu Aeo Mutual Recognition Agreements

The concept of the AEO is based on the customs-trade partnership established by the World Customs Organization (WCO). Traders who voluntarily meet a number of criteria cooperate closely with customs authorities to ensure the common objective of supply chain security and are entitled to benefits across the EU. The EU has defined its OAS approach on the basis of internationally recognised standards and is a partnership programme between customs authorities and POs. This means that there must always be a relationship between Customs and the applicant/AEO. This relationship must be based on the principles of mutual transparency, fairness, fairness and accountability. Second, when a domestic importer-exporter declares its imported goods at customs, it is required to enter its AEO/AEO code from its counterpart from a country or region that has established mutual recognition with China in the “observation column” of the customs declaration form; To date, China has signed an OAS agreement on mutual recognition of the OAS with 36 countries/regions, including 28 EU member states, Singapore, Korea, Switzerland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia, Israel and Japan. China is also actively engaged with the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand, Russia and South Africa for mutual recognition of the EOA. China also strives to use OAS mutual recognition to promote international supply chain interconnection and trade facilitation, and continues to support the development of foreign trade enterprises. Mutual recognition of the OAS not only provides companies with the comfort of customs clearance, but also the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive review of their current import and export activities, resolve potential problems and reduce customs risks in terms of customs compliance, clearance speed and commercial security. First, an EOPA company exchanges its AEO code with its importers/exporters from countries/regions who have signed an EOA mutual recognition agreement with China; Through the mutual recognition of the AEO, two customs administrations agree and companies should therefore take advantage of the opportunity of mutual recognition of the OAS to facilitate trade and completely improve their level of customs management in the current regulatory environment. On October 26, 2018, the General Administration of China Customs (GAC) and Japanese Customs officially signed the agreement on mutual recognition of China`s customs business credit management system and the Japanese program for authorized economic operators (hereafter referred to as the “mutual recognition agreement”). Japan thus becomes the 36th country to sign an EOA mutual recognition agreement with China.

The EU has completed and implemented mutual recognition of the AEO programmes with Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Andorra, the United States and China. Further negotiations with other major trading partners are underway or are underway in the near future. In addition, the EU provides technical assistance to a number of countries to prepare them for the implementation of EOA programmes.