Cargolux, Cargolux Italia receive AEO status

Cargolux Airlines International and Cargolux Italia have been awarded the status of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) with the status granted by the Luxembourg and Italian customs administrations on behalf of the Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission. Recognised by all 28 EU member states and by third countries that have a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with the EU, the AEO status was awarded after an in-depth procedure that included application, qualification and on-site audit phases during 2013.


Cargolux Cargolux Italia receive AEO status


Cargolux Airlines International and Cargolux Italia have been awarded the status of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) with the status granted by the Luxembourg and Italian customs administrations on behalf of the Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission. Recognised by all 28 EU member states and by third countries that have a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with the EU, the AEO status was awarded after an in-depth procedure that included application, qualification and on-site audit phases during 2013.

As AEO operators, both airlines can offer simplified customs access for shipments throughout the EU, using electronic messages instead of paper documents. Additionally, they can benefit from customs safety and security control facilitations when goods enter or leave the customs territory of the EU. This can be extended to the international supply chain in countries holding an MRA with the EU, currently including the US, Japan, Norway and Switzerland; while China and Canada are in negotiation.

The AEO status will also prove valuable when new EU Union Customs Code regulations are implemented in the coming years, Cargolux added.