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The Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program has received much attention as the global trade and the security threats grow. As of April 2017, there are 73 AEO programs in operation and 17 more programs to be launched in the near future.


This report provides information on the AEO programs of the GTI Member States and drafts a Standardized Mutual Recognition Arrangement Text. 


This project was suggested by the General Administration of Customs of China at the 5th GTI Trade Facilitation Committee (TFC), adopted by TFC members in 2015, and endorsed by the GTI Consultative Commision in 2016.