26 Oct 2016
UAE: Streamlined Customs Processing Promised for Approved Businesses
Faster customs clearance is on offer to those businesses that sign up to the country’s Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme. Once approved, all such businesses – including importers, exporters, manufacturers, carriers, brokers, intermediaries, distributors, warehouses and port and airport operators – are also said to be guaranteed preferential treatment and dedicated account managers.
The UAE’s AEO programme has been designed to integrate with similar schemes in other countries through a series of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA), including one recently signed with Korea.