NEWS UPDATE: UK and EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

The agreement provides for mutual recognition of Trusted Trader Schemes (AEO), allowing for streamlined customs procedures for eligible traders. The deal will not remove the need for customs declarations and paperwork for GB–EU traders, but will allow for simplified forms to minimise the costs and time implications for businesses eligible to use trusted trader schemes (not all businesses will be able, or will choose, to make use of these schemes). Do contact us for a free assessment of eligibility.

Complete your AEO status application with greater ease, accuracy and confidence.

AEO status is an internationally recognised quality mark. It assures your customers that your activities throughout the international supply chain are secure. It also confirms that your customs controls and procedures meet EU standards. By awarding AEO status, HMRC is now telling your customers that the safest and most cost-efficient way to move goods across international borders involves using an operator with the AEO quality mark. This is why you need to obtain accreditation. See HMRC Guidance.

Knowing you need AEO status is the easy part. Applying and securing it is more complex.

Many are technical and detailed and require supporting documentation. If you fail to answer any of these to HMRC's precise requirements your application may be rejected. Fortunately SafeguardAEO® is here to help.

SafeguardAEO® is simple to use software that helps you complete the health check or the entire application process easily and successfully.

SafeguardAEO® evaluates and rates your answers so you know whether your application for AEO status is likely to be approved by HMRC before you submit your application.

You'll feel like you have an HMRC customs' expert at your side. Throughout the process whether you undertake the health check or go onto apply for AEO you can access expert pop up advice, along with easy to use templates for any policies or site Security plans needed. *

Learn more about SafeguardAEO®.


Customs procedures are complex, our prices are not. Each legal entity that licences our gap analysis tool will be able to use it for the Customs Health Check and for full application to AEO as well. There is no time limit on when you undertake the application. A customer service centre is available on-line and all the customs templates are available as included with in the price.

All inclusive price is GBP £2000 plus VAT