FilterTech was certified with the highest level of AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) certification. This is the second time the subsidiary of RUNNER GROUP has gained AEO advanced certification from China customs, after Ningbo Runner gained the certification last year.
What is AEO?
AEO is a program developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO). It aims to promote trade security and convenience, enhance customs modernization, and promote economic growth and enterprise competitiveness. Certified as “advanced” means a company has passed an on-site audit by a professional customs certifier and has met all four requirements of the Customs Certified Enterprise Standard (Advanced level), including internal control, financial solvency, law compliance, and trade security. For international enterprises, AEO Advanced Certification is a “VIP Pass” recognized by customs in several countries. By the end of 2021, only 0.26% of trading companies had obtained AEO advanced certification.
What are the benefits of being AEO advanced certified？
1. Greater access to priority clearance
2. Reduced administration
3. Reductions or waivers of deferment and comprehensive guarantees
4. Increased transport security
5. Fewer delays in despatch
6. Improved security between supply chain partners
7. Quicker access to other customs authorizations
AEO Mutual Recognition countries and districts
The 15 economies with 42 countries/regions are China, Singapore, South Korea, European Union (28 countries, including the United Kingdom), Hong Kong, Switzerland, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Belarus, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Brazil.
Even though AEO certification offers many benefits, passing the requirements is not easy. Filter Tech built up a team of customs, organizational efficiency, administration, logistics, human resources, and information departments, and was uniformly deployed for several months, passed the customs certification inspection and testing on-site 4 times, and finally passed the certification.
As a reliable water filter partner in customs procedures, we will further improve business processing efficiency, reduce business costs, strengthen the customs team, fully follow customs policies, and continue to provide high-quality and top-value services to global customers.