Businesses eligible to apply for AEO status include exporters, importers, certified customs brokers, bonded area operators, bonded transportation companies, stevedores, forwarders, shipping companies, and airlines.
To apply for AEO status, file the application for authorization with the required documents through the Korea Customs Service UNI-PASS.
Required documents: ① A self-evaluation list on the current status of export and import transaction to meet authorization standards ② A document which explains the current situation of export and import transaction and supporting documents for it ③ A copy of the business registration certificate ④ A copy of corporation registration ⑤ A document detailing the personal data of the CEO and chief manager ⑥ Chief manager's certificate of education completion ⑦ Best practices relating to export and import management (If any)
Commissioner of the Korea Customs Service conducts a documentary review based on the submitted documents. After an on-site examination of security management and others, whether to authorize the business as an AEO is decided at the Korea Customs Service's authorization deliberation committee
Korea Customs Service, Audit Policy Division, 042-481-7866 / Korea AEO Association 02-701-3325