Import Services is delighted to announce that we have confirmation that the AEO criteria continues to be met in all areas covered by the reassessment of our AEO status.

Special thanks should go to the AEO team for all their work in producing all of the information and documentation required and ensuring HMRC representatives were accommodated on their visit.

The AEO status is an internationally recognised quality mark that shows our:

  • role in the international supply chain is secure
  • customs controls and procedures are efficient and meet EU standards

An AEO status customs simplification”>AEOC status is necessary if you want to qualify for:

  • moving goods in temporary storage between different member states
  • a notification waiver when making an entry in a declarant’s records
  • a 70% reduction in a business’s deferment account guarantee
  • undertaking centralised clearance (when available)
  • completing self assessment (when implemented)


Mark Lee, Commercial Manager at Import Services comments, “This is fantastic recognition for our business that it continues to be a leader in Supply Chain logistics, whilst also demonstrating how well our staff report on, monitor and comply with customs processes. Everyone involved should be very proud of themselves.”

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