AEO training course


Our Authorised Economic Operator / AEO training course is targeted at individuals and teams employed by economic operators who are responsible for customs, trade, compliance, finance and supply chain.

These companies are involved in the manufacture or movement of products across borders and involved in customs-related operations.

PerformanSC has a highly experienced compliance team that has guided dozens of companies in the UK and Ireland through AEO certification. Our trainers provide insight and expertise in AEO, and can enhance your training experience with the practical advice needed in moving forward with your certification.


One half day – Classroom based learning


Maximum 10-12 persons


Onsite within your business or at PerformanSC, Dublin

What is AEO?

As a part of the EU Customs code modernisation, customs authorities need to look at more efficient ways to allocate resources using risk based techniques and placing increased reliance on the processes in place within trusted shippers.

Since 2007, customs in the EU have developed an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification for companies that could demonstrate a strong track record of customs compliance, processes and systems in order to ensure adequate customs controls, financial solvency as well as physical and security standards.

EU customs have provided options to limit the scope of the AEO certification to customs practices only (AEOC) or to product safety and security (AEOS), in addition to a full scope certification (AEOF).

Depending on the scope of your operations, it may be appropriate to consider AEOC or AEOF.  These deal with subsets of the processes required for the full certification, but the associated benefits of AEO are also restricted based on that scope.


What is covered on this course?

The course provides an understanding of what AEO is, what are its’ benefits as well as how to obtain and maintain AEO certification in Ireland across areas such as;

  • What is an AEO and what are the types of certification open to my business?
  • What are the key benefits to having AEO?
  • How does AEO affect multinational companies?
  • The AEO application process
  • AEO self-assessment questionnaire, gap analysis and risk assessment – guidance on how to plan your process towards completing the self-assessment
  • Managing your AEO application process across multiple parts of your organisation
  • Written procedures and internal processes required by businesses and how to link them into existing quality procedures
  • Effects on customs simplifications procedures
  • Maintaining AEO compliance – best practices impact of being an AEO


Who should attend this AEO training course?

  1. Those responsible for customs, trade, quality and compliance
  2. Procurement and Finance Managers / Directors
  3. Supply Chain and logistics professionals
  4. Designated persons who are responsible for compliance with AEO safety and security


For more information on AEO itself, you can follow the link here

For more detail on upcoming AEO training courses planned, please email or contact us with your requirements



AEO training