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AEO (Authorised Economic Operator)

The AEO concept is one of the main elements of the security amendment of the Community Customs Code. Economic operators can apply for an AEO status either to have easier access to customs simplifications or to be in a more favourable position to comply with the new security requirements. For more information, see: customs/ policy_issues/ customs_security/ aeo/ index_en.htm

AEO self assessment formpdf Choose translations of the previous link 


Economic Operators Registration and Identification number (EORI)

Any economic operator established in the EU needs to have an EORI number. Economic operators established outside the EU have to be assigned an EORI number if they lodge a customs declaration, an Entry or an Exit Summary Declaration. AEO applicants in particular need to have an EORI number. For further information visit the page “ Security Amendment to the Customs Code - Who is concerned?”.


Forms to be used in situations where the fallback procedure or “Business Continuity Plan” applies

The forms are provided in Commission Regulation (EC) No 414/2009 of 30 April 2009 amending Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Codepdf

These forms should be used for all cases where problems occur with IT systems, in accordance with the fallback procedure or “Business Continuity Plan”.

Please find below explanations concerning the forms to be used:

  1. For the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS):
    • Transit Security Accompanying Document (TSAD) (which includes security data), or
    • Transit Accompanying Document (TAD) together with the Security and Safety Document (SSD)
  2. For the Export Control System:
    • Export Accompanying Document (EAD) (which includes security data), or
    • Export/Security SAD, or
    • Security and Safety Document (SSD) together with the Single Administrative Document (SAD)
  3. For the Import Control System:
    • Security and Safety Document (SSD)
Security Amendment to the Customs Code

Security Amendment to the Customs Code

The security amendment to the Customs Code aims to ensure an equal level of protection through customs controls for all goods brought into or out of the EU. This section contains all the legislation, procedures and information relevant to the amendment.