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Authorised Economic Operator

What is AEO & why is it important

AEO is the abbreviation of 'Authorised Economic Operator' and it is a European Trust -A-Trader Quality Mark for Traders Authorised by HMRC Customs.


AEO is important because it means you will benefit from avoiding delays whilst importing or exporting into Europe or Overseas.

Not only will it save delays it waivers your need for a Duty Guarantee and this can give the business a massive cash flow injection and a re-investment opportunity.

Blue Bear provide a quality efficient service delivery program that can analyse and assist with all HMRC customs compliant processes.

  • Brexit ready and strategically aligned for 2019 and onwards


  • Business analytics and duty reporting for strategic planning and cost savings


  • Performing accurate and compliant custom entries, declarations, sub-declarations, CPC codes, tariff classifications


  • Tariff code analysis and reclaims


  • Establish rulings on duty


  • Manage virtual warehousing of bonded and non-bonded stock in and out bound for updating WM systems


  • Provide HMRC the correct documentation required for a complete and compliant service


  • Bonded warehouse, CFSP regimes and C117 / C118 AEOC / AEOS application support


  • Auditing & monitoring of:




Bonded warehouse

CFSP and customs compliance

3rd party provider quality and performance auditing

Product commodity code

Blue Bear Provide AEO Gap Assessments and more

We conduct AEO gap assessments so you know how much you need to do to meet the standards for AEO.

We can then undertake the project and help create all you need to complete the application through to pre-auditing your processes and then accompanying you for the real audit.

We can provide assistance maintaining your accreditation with Customs and provide training awareness for the workforce and regular ongoing audits for maintained compliance

More reasons why you should speak with a Blue Bear AEO Consultant

With over 50+ successful AEOC & AEOS applications over the last 6 years Blue Bear have consistently enabled all including the very large and well known UK retailers to become AEO Accredited. Such businesses have benefited from AEO


Gain your AEO and have your Bank Guarantees waivered


Over 100 years Customs Compliance and Operations expertise to assist in practical support


We hold a 100% pass rate with our  all our Clients


So good are our methods that HMRC use our processes themselves to train their own officers

We provide bespoke services to assist your AEO accreditation so as to operate freely in the world's trading market


We have enabled over £200m of cash flow injections to date


Over 50+ successful AEO's completed

Free No-UpFront Health Checks

Why not benefit from talking to us about your strategies for Brexit and plan now for your future trading internationally?

Download our AEO presentation

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Start Your Authorised Economic Operator / AEO journey with Blue Bear’s Funded Online Self-Assessment!

Are you looking to apply for HMRC’s Customs AEO, but are concerned if you have the required processes and standards in place to be authorised as the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)? Are you put off by Timescales, by Cost, or by the amount of Admin required to maintain it?  


The Blue Bear Partnership have completed over 50 successful AEO's, releasing over £200 million released from Bank Guarantees! With a 100% success rate,  we are offering UK Businesses the unique opportunity to start their own AEO journey with our Funded Online AEO Self-Assessment. No more waiting! No more expensive fees! We wanted to make the AEO an opportunity for as many businesses as we can. We have devised a short set of prerequisite questions to save you spending money unnecessarily and an opportunity to contact us if you should have any questions.


Once completed, one of our Consultants will prepare a full AEOC GAP Analysis & Feedback Report along with a full Project Delivery Plan. We can work with you in various forms whether project manager, co-ordinator or consultative support. Whatever you chose be rest assured you’re with the best! 


For a Full AEO Assessment & Analysis Feedback Presentation The Blue Bear Partnership can fund this for £1,500 (normally £2,500) + VAT & Travel Costs

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