AEO educational seminar from RedPrairie and IBM

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New trade legislation will have a major impact on your business in 2008. Are you prepared?

In 2008, Authorised Economic Operator status is set to become a commercial necessity for any company involved in importing into or exporting out of the EU. AEO accreditation, which forms part of the Customs Security Programme, proves to your trading partners that your supply chain is secure.

Although applications are voluntary, HMRC states that AEO status will be viewed as a kite mark, which will make you a preferred trading partner over companies who lack accreditation. With accreditation taking up to four months, early applicants can win business at the expense of less prepared competitors.

In addition, AEO status means:

  • Fewer physical or documentary examinations
  • Priority examination and clearance of goods if selected
  • Access to guarantee waivers under the Modernised Customs Code
  • Accreditation across the EU
  • Easier access to customs simplifications in other EU member states

AEO will impact on virtually all UK markets: importers, exporters, manufacturers, freight forwarders, agents, warehouses and 3PLs. All companies will need someone responsible for the AEO evaluation, application and accreditation process. This seminar is specifically for those people; be they import/export managers, warehouse managers, or even operations and logistics directors.

Remember - early exponents of AEO will gain a direct commercial advantage over their competitors.

This complimentary seminar will tell you

How AEO will affect your business and why you need accreditation

How the accreditation process works

What software you will need to ensure your compliance

How to stay up to date with future Customs initiatives


10am-1pm Wednesday 23rd January 2008 at:

IBM United Kingdom Limited

76/78 Upper Ground, South Bank,

London SE1 9PZ.


Specialist AEO customs officer from HMRC

Industry speakers

Software demonstrations

Networking lunch


Contact Lucy Allen for more information or to confirm your place. Email or call 01494 486 500.

The cut-off for registration is 11th January 2008 but due to anticipated demand we advise that you book as soon as possible.

About RedPrairie

RedPrairie is a leading provider of supply chain execution and retail operations software, including solutions for customs duty management and warehouse management. Built on an advanced Service

Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 15 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 32,000 sites worldwide. With 20 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support.

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