2018 AEO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND ASSEMBLY
HOSTED BY: THE STATE CUSTOMS COMMITTEE OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
2-4 May 2018, BAKU, AT HILTON BAKU
Safar MehdiyevChairman, State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan “The AEO concept is based on the Customs-to-Business partnership introduced by the World Customs Organisation (WCO). Traders who voluntarily meet AEO criteria work in cooperation with customs authorities to build the common objective of supply chain security. Customs grant AEO certification to companies with a track record of compliance with customs legislation and taxation rules and absence of criminal offences related to the economic activity; appropriate security and safety measures; appropriate record keeping and financial solvency. AEO are entitled to enjoy benefits in customs procedures. The AEO programme, which aims to enhance international supply chain security and to facilitate legitimate trade, is open to all supply chain actors. Azerbaijan is a strategic transport and logistics hub for international trade. The developments in international trade mean new demands on Customs. The AEO International Conference in Baku is addressed to companies interested in Customs-Business cooperation in practice.”.