Growing global trade and increasing threats to the security of goods traffic around the world have forced customs authorities to focus on securing international trade flows rather than collecting customs duties. The World Customs Organization (WCO) has introduced the AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) program for this purpose since 2008.
VIM is AEO certified as of 2021. An AEO-certified company is considered reliable throughout the EU in the field of customs transactions and has privileges in the customs clearance of incoming and outgoing shipments. Having an AEO status means that procedures are efficient, transports have to meet fewer requirements and goods pass through customs more easily. For example, priority is given to checks.
By having the AEO certification, VIM proves to be a reliable partner in the supply chain.