INDIAN CUSTOMS’ AEO PROGRAMME
A monumental effort to ease trading across borders
The Indian AEO Programme, which started in 2011, has come a long way in the last few years. It was designed to set standards to secure and to facilitate the ever-growing flow of goods in international trade. Today, the programme has a membership of nearly 5,000 AEO entities. That is 5,000 economic entities which have actively collaborated with Indian Customs to ensure safety and security in the Supply Chain. And in return, they are reaping benefits of an ever-widening set of benefits from Indian Customs such as faster processing and clearance of cargo, deferred payment of duty, direct port delivery/entry.
“AEO HAS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED THE CONVENTIONAL IDEA OF SECURE TRADE”
The facilitation measures implemented through the Indian AEO Programme has ensured a significantly faster movement of goods at Indian ports, which in turn has translated in substantial savings in time and cost for the Indian Trade. To ensure that the processes and benefits of the programme are at par with the International best standards, CBIC has thoroughly digitized the application filing, processing and digitally-signed delivery of AEO certification for AEO T1 applications by way of this website.
I heartily invite all the members of the trade to be part of this splendid confluence of security, recognition, and facilitation.
Join the AEO Programme and be Indian Customs’ trusted trade partner.