Irish Exporters Association launches AEO training programme

Irish Exporters

Representative body supporting of the Irish export industry, the Irish Exporters Association (IEA), has introduced a new training initiative on Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status, to support importers and exporters to comply with the Union Customs Code (UCC) and to modernise and enhance the way in which goods flow across the international supply chain.

*Training initiative will assist Irish Exporters and importers in reaching best practice in international supply chain.

The IEA AEO course is the first of its kind offered in Ireland and will be delivered through a series of 1-day workshops. Attendees will learn how to perform AEO self-assessment, gap analysis and risk assessment, providing businesses with the tools they need to independently develop, apply for and maintain AEO status. AEO is a standard issued by Customs administrations in the EU to businesses involved in the import and export of goods. AEO status certifies that businesses have reached certain standards in relation to their security arrangements, management systems, compliance with customs rules and procedures and on-going solvency. Being AEO certified will provide companies with very attractive benefits such as: a low security risk; customs simplifications; very low examination rates; priority clearance of goods; and significant financial savings on various customs bonds.

*For more information on IEA training courses see:

Course modules:

1. AEO self-assessment, gap analysis and risk assessment; how to go about the planning processes and guidance on completing the self-assessment questionnaire
2. Providing businesses with the tools to apply, maintain and develop AEO approval
3. Key information relating to the practical impact of being an AEO
4. Written procedures and internal processes required by businesses and how to link them into existing quality procedures and check lists
5. How to plan and manage your AEO working groups across multiple departments
6. The AEO application process
7. AEO and the UCC and how this may increase the benefits of being an AEO and the effect of the new law on other authorisations and customs simplifications/procedures
8. Maintaining AEO compliance – best practices impact of being an AEO
This course is targeted at individuals and teams employed by logistics/forwarding companies and global manufacturers who need to understand how to obtain and maintain AEO certification in Ireland:
 Managers responsible for customs, trade, quality and compliance
 Financial Directors and Managers
 Supply Chain and logistics professionals
 Security managers who are responsible for compliance with AEO safety and security

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