The SAFE Framework of Standards (FoS) incorporates the AEO concept (Authorized Economic Operator) and provides baseline technical guidance for the implementation of AEO programmes at global level between WCO Members and the international trade community. It is designed to serve as a starting point for national AEO programme implementation and supports the effective application of the standards and information that are outlined in Pillar II (Customs-to-Business Partnerships) and in Annex IV of the SAFE Framework.
贸易安全和便利标准框架(FoS)纳入了AEO (经认证的经营者) 概念，并为WCO成员国和国际贸易团体在全球层面实施AEO计划提供了基本技术指导。它的目的是作为国家AEO计划执行的起点，并支持有效应用第二支柱(海关到商界的伙伴关系)和贸易安全与便利标准框架附件四中概述的标准和信息。
The concept is strongly based on the partnership of customs with the economic operator. This implies that the relationship between customs and AEO should be always based on the principles of mutual transparency, correctness, fairness and responsibility and mutual respect for each other’s roles and responsibilities in this regard. Customs expects the AEO to act in line with customs legislation and to inform customs about any difficulties to comply with the legislation. Customs should provide support to achieve this.
AEO status is granted to an economic operator that satisfies criteria such as Customs compliance, management of commercial records, financial solvency and appropriate security and safety standards.
AEO validation and the role of an AEO validator therein, is paramount for the AEO concept. The AEO validation procedure, including re-assessmentre-validation and/or monitoring processes is risk based (see also 4 and 5.2.).
The aim of the validation procedure is to verify that the applicant meets, and the AEO continues to meet, the requirements of its scope of authorization. The economic operator that receives an AEO authorization is considered a trusted economic operator for Customs (and, where applicable, for other partner government agencies also), and receives operational benefits. Furthermore by relying on the compliance of the AEO, Customs improve their risk management as well and can use their resources better.
This AEO Validator Guide will provide a set of competencies for the long-term application of the AEO process. These core competencies form a “baseline” that should be followed by all parties engaged in this effort.
The aims of this Guide 目的
The Guide is intended as an aid for administrations in the organization and carrying out of Customs AEO validationcontrols. The specific aims are to:
create a set of competencies to give the assurance of the competence of Customs validators;
set out essential elements needed to carry out an AEO validation;
provide practical guidance to assist AEO validators in carrying out AEO validation in a standardised manner by sharing techniques and expertise
promote a common approach to Customs AEO validation and apply working methods suited to the national, regional and international context.
facilitates the efficiency of mutual recognition negotiations and implementations processes.