Benefits under Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme
March 21, 2018
Members of the Council,
Sub : Benefits under Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme
As members are kindly aware the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) provides a range of benefits to exporters including the following.
- Highest level of facilitation in export/import of consignments
- Quantum of Bank Guarantee to be furnished (wherever applicable) will be only 50% of the quantum to be executed.
- 24 x7 clearance on request on all sea ports/airports. No Merchant Overtime Fee charges to be paid.
Details of the AEO program as notified vide Customs Circular 33/2016 cus dated 22nd July 2016 and amended vide Customs Circular No.03/2018 customs dated 17.01.2018
are enclosed herewith.
We have now received a communication from Central Board of Excise and Customs stating the following.
As per para 4.07 A of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 (as amended in the Mid – Term Review of Foreign Trade Policy announced in December 2017) certain benefits have been allowed to AEO certified entities. The said Para 4.07 A states “where there is no SION/valid adhoc norms for an export products and where SION has been notified but exporter intends to use additional inputs in the manufacturing process, eligible exporter can apply for Advance Authorisation under this scheme on self declaration and self ratification basis only. An exporter (manufacturer or merchant) who holds AEO certificate under this scheme on self declaration and self ratification basis only. An exporter (manufacturer or merchant) who holds AEO certificate under Common Accreditation Programme of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) is eligible to opt for this scheme.
Members who want to apply for the AEO programme may approach/apply to the jurisdicational AEO authorities (details as per Annexure A) with a copy to Commissioner (DIC). The application form format is also given in afore-mentioned Customs Circular 33/2016 cus dated 22nd July 2016.
In case of any doubt or query, members may approach AEO progarmme Manager/Commissioner (DIC), Housed at Floor 10, Tower II, LIC Jeevan Bharti Bldg, Janpath, New Delhi 110 001. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks & regards,
R Ramesh Kumar