DOn 10 June 2010, we were awarded to bear the status of an Authorized Economic Operator with the "Customs Simplifications/Security and Safety certificate (AEO F)”.
An Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) has a special status: He is considered to be particularly reliable and trustworthy, and this is why we are entitled to benefit from special customs clearance advantages.
The growing globalization and the changed situation in international security have induced the World Customs Organization (WCO) to create worldwide frame conditions for modern and effective risk management at the customs administrations by its "Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade" (SAFE).
The introduction of the status of an Authorized Economic Operator is an essential element of this security initiative. At present, negotiations are being held with third countries (especially with the U. S., China and Switzerland) with the aim of worldwide recognition of this status.
br />The main objective is to ensure a continuous international supply chain, beginning at our pre-suppliers and going via Beck as a manufacturer down to our customers.
The status of an Authorized Economic Operator is valid in all Member States and not limited in time.