18.01.2023 (Обновлено: 23.01.2023 10:00)

EEC discussed expanding the practice of using identification means of Authorized Economic Operators

The practice of using the simplification of recognizing seals applied by the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) as identification means was discussed during a regular meeting of the working group under the advisory committee on developing of the AEO institution chaired by Nurlan Baynazarov, Deputy Director of the Department for Customs Legislation and Law Enforcement Practice of the Eurasian Economic Commission.


In 2020, the Commission took a decision setting requirements to seals applied by the AEO on cargo spaces (compartments) of vehicles and recognized by customs authorities as means of identification.


The working group experts touched upon the first outcomes of the established law enforcement practice on this issue and possible options for operationalizing this simplification promising for operators in the context of macroeconomic instability.

Also, the meeting continued to discuss draft standard requirements to the AEO goods accounting system.

"The goods accounting system is a promising area of post-customs control and at this stage we are trying to implement this instrument in relation to our honest actors of foreign economic activities," noted Nurlan Baynazarov.


For reference

The Authorized Economic Operator concept is an internationally recognized standard of the partner program and the AEO is a specially designated person granted with simplifications during customs operations and customs control as persons meeting specified requirements.

The working group for the development of the AEO institution in the EAEU Member States was formed in 2014. It develops proposals for the improvement and development of the institution of an Authorized Economic Operator in the Union.