AEO (authorised Economic Operator)

We have been certified as an "Authorised Economic Operator" since 2016. This certificate distinguishes JULIUS HOESCH as a particularly reliable and trustworthy company.

Increasing globalisation and the changed international security situation have prompted the World Customs Organisation (WCO) to create a worldwide framework for modern, effective risk management in customs administrations with the so-called "Framework of Standard to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade" (SAFE). The AEO concept is a key element of the European Union's customs security programme.

The aim of the AEO concept is to secure the continuous international supply chain from the manufacturer of a good to the end consumer and at the same time to facilitate and preserve legitimate trade. This requires worldwide recognition of the AEO status.

With the introduction of the AEO concept through the amendments to the Customs Code in Regulation (EC) No. 648/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 April 2005, the European Union implemented the guidelines of the WCO (World Customs Organisation) for the customs authorities of its member states, which are described in the "SAFE Framework". The AEO status can be applied since 1 January 2008.

So far, agreements have been signed with Switzerland, Norway, Japan, the USA and China. Further negotiations with third countries (e.g. Canada) are currently underway.

The status of Authorised Economic Operator is valid in all Member States and is not limited in time.


The status can be granted in three variants:

• AEO-Certificate „Customs simplifications“ (AEO C)
• AEO-Certificate „Security“ (AEO S)
• AEO-Certificate „Customs simplifications/security“ (AEO F)

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The REACh regulation (Registration Evaluation Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) has been effective since 01 June 2007. Since this date, only substances that have been pre-registered or registered may be placed on the market. Manufacturers or importers who produce substances or import them into the European Union are subject to the scope of REACh. They must ensure that the substances they wish to place on the market are REACh registered and have their own registration number.

If you would like to deal with the topic in more detail, we ask you to visit the REACh helpdesk of BAUA and the ECHA website of the European Chemicals Agency or get in touch with us

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