Portia Steering You Through AEO and C-TPAT Compliance

Let Portia’s Customs / Systems Specialists guide you smoothly to Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) or Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Accreditation. Portia have a team of experts who have experience in supporting clients within the UK and EU and also internationally (including the USA, Canada, Middle East, China and Japan.

Our Experts are able to handle, and advise on, all aspects of customs / security related matters which are either a regulatory requirement specific to your business or a particular need. 

Authorised Economic Operator status, (AEO) is a significant internationally recognised quality mark that is offered to numerous parts of the supply chain and includes Importers, Exporters and Logistic providers. Obtaining accreditation will show potential customers and clients the following beneficial attributes:

  • Demonstrates your business is a trusted supplier of import and export services.
  • Ensures that your business will be able to trade more freely In post-Brexit Britain.
  • Displays to appropriate Regulatory Authorities that you operate a safe supply chain for import and export.
  • Improves your company’s ability to combat fraudulent practices, such as the movement of counterfeit goods.

Our highly skilled team of Consultants can advise you on how best you can secure AEO accreditation for your business.  Our expertise can ensure that you are supported at every level throughout the application process should you require it.

Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) voluntary trade partnership programme in which CBP and members of the trade community work together to secure and facilitate the movement of legitimate international trade.  This is a similar process to AEO, and it is recommended for UK and other EU based businesses that have or want to develop trade links with the USA.

Our Experts will be able to advise you which process best suits your company or organisation and what factors you should consider.  This capability comes from our detailed understanding of the benefits of AEO or C-TPAT and how they are linked under a Mutual Recognition Status.