After the terrorist attacks the world trade center on September 11, 2001 (9/11 attacks) in USA, the World Customs Organization (WCO) had long discussed the security of international trade supply chain and adopted the SAFE Framework of Standards ( SAFE FoS) to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade in 2005. One of the main factors of the WCO SAFE FoS is Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Program.
The AEO concept is based on the Customs-to- Business Partnership. As a result, customs will trust the business/ organization and perform less or no inspections on goods imported or exported by AEO operator.
As a member country of WCO, WTO and ASEAN, Myanmar has to implement the AEO program. Therefore, Myanmar Customs issued the notification of AEO program in 2018 and standard operating procedures were adopted in 2019 and continue onward. At present, Myanmar Customs recognized one export company as an AEO(level-1) in 2022.
The detail information on Myanmar AEO program can be found on Myanmar Customs official Website“Authorized Economic Operator”