Certificate number GB AEOF 00055/09

George Baker (Shipping) Ltd is proud to be recognised by HMRC as an Authorised Economic Operator. This coveted accreditation is an internationally recognised quality mark confirming that we are both a secure trader and reliable trading partner within the international supply chain.

AEO Status came into force in the European Union on 1 January 2008 and consists of a rigorous auditing process in which financial solvency, customs procedures and safety & security standards must be proven efficient and compliant. Further information regarding the importance of AEO status can be found at www.hmrc.gov.uk, search AEO.

Benefits of holding the full ‘Customs Simplifications/Security & Safety’ certificate include:

  • Consignments fast-tracked through Customs controls
  • Access to simplifications in Customs procedures
  • Priority over non-AEO’s for cargo selected for examination
  • Recognition status across the EU

Our AEO certification was granted on 31 March 2010 and our own high standards, along with those reflected in agreements with our trading partners, are closely monitored and maintained by our in-house AEO co-ordinator.