AEO certificate allows UPS expedited processing of goods, enhance international trade and increase customer UPS Brazil has obtained an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certification by Brazil's Tax Authority, Secretaria da Receita Federal. Aiming to ensure better security and facilitation of global supply chains, the AEO certification allows UPS to offer its customers faster transit through customs, providing them value that can make them more competitive. The AEO certificate is granted to trusted companies that adhere with high safety and supply chain security standards in global trade. UPS customers will benefit from faster customs procedures by simplifying documentation procedures and physical controls in export operations, getting guarantee waiver for transit, as well as immediate parameterization*. “As the global market becomes increasingly more competitive, companies must rely on its logistics partners to streamline and standardize customs procedures when trading products abroad,” said Nadir M, country manager for UPS Brazil. “Receiving the AEO certification not only confirms UPS’s commitment to safety, security and compliance with customs authorities, but also helps our customers achieve maximum efficiency in their exporting business.” The World Customs Organization (WCO) developed the AEO certification program to secure the international trade flow. Companies that demonstrate a high degree of security guarantees and engage in best practices will be identified as AEOs. AEO certification benefits customs brokers, traders, manufacturers, importers, exporters, carriers by customs to importers, agents, consolidators, ports, airports, terminals, shipping lines, and any party involved in the international movement of goods. The AEO certification program has a global reach and 73 countries currently adhere to it. *This cargo release procedure follows the scheduled parameterization set out by Brazil’s Integrated Foreign Trade System (SISCOMEX, in Portuguese). AEO certified companies get these documents released immediately and there is no need to wait for standard SISCOMEX scheduling.