What will happen to AEO post Brexit?


If a UK importer is currently registered in another EU member country and has AEO certification there, will it be recognised by UK, post-Brexit?


The government hope to agree AEO mutual recognition between the UK and the EU post Brexit, however this is the subject of negotiations which will be held over the coming months. We may have more clarity after October 2018 on this point!

This answer was provided by Holly Tonge from Vartan Consultancy. For more information about how Vartan Consultancy can support you, visit their site at:


This question was asked as part of our webinar on Authorised Economic Operator status. You can watch the recording of this webinar at:


If you’d like to read more about AEO, read our article on it here:


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