Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

Malaysia is among the world’s largest trading countries in the world and active participation by both Giant Organizations and Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) contributing to various sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, electronic and information technology.  

 

Speed and secure movement of goods, minimal documentation, minimal human intervention and predictability of customs processes are essential ingredients for the effectiveness of businesses that provides procurement, supply, distribution and marketing services on a global basis to the manufacturing and trading sector which implements the Just In Time inventory systems .The global trading system is vulnerable to terrorist exploitation that could severely damage and interrupt the supply chain and indirectly affect the entire global economy.  

 

The Authorised Economic Operator or AEO is a concept introduced by the SAFE Framework of Standard referring to operators involved in the movement of goods along the international trade supply chain who have achieved the required security standards and are accredited by the member country. The AEO Scheme developed by Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) is based on a similar concept. 

 

The AEO concept encourages electronic transactions for better security management in the supply chain. For smooth and seamless flow of trade, economic operators are encouraged to implement high security features based on international standards in their day-to-day management in all aspects of their business activity, amongst others includes manufacturing activities, movement of raw materials and finished goods, storage and warehousing and also ensuring secure conveyances and handling of goods. Economic Operators with high compliance level and high security management are encouraged to apply for the AEO scheme from RMCD. 

 

The AEO Guidelines

The AEO Guidelines is to ensure that implementation of the AEO rules are based on SAFE Framework of Standards. This is the first step to understand the needs and eligibility of any potential economic operator before applying for this scheme.

Click to view: Information Guideline on AEO Program

 

Attachment 1

-   Application For The Status Of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

Attachment 2

-   Compliance Checklist For Companies Applying As Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Accreditation

Attachment 3

-   Explanatory Notes To Compliance Checklist For Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Applicants And Customs Auditors

Attachment 4

-   List Of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Goods Attachment (Import/Export/Movement/Local Sales)

Attachment 5

-   List Of Responsibilities Of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

Attachment 5-1

-   Bon Am/General Bond

Attachment 6

-   AEO User Card Application

Attachment 6-1

-   AEO User Card Application Form (Example)

Attachment 7

-   Application For  Activation/Cancellation AEO Card

Attachment 8

-   PIN Advice Slip

Attachment 9

-   Process To Issue Authorised Economic Operator Smart Card (AEO Smart Card)

Attachment 10

-   The Process Of PIN Unblocking AEO Smart Card

Attachment 11

-   Permission Request Slip (PRS) Sample

Attachment 12

-   Consolidated Statement (CS) Sample

Attachment 13

-   Statement On Duty/Tax Drawback/Refund Claims Under Section 16, 93 And 99, Customs Act 1967, Section 29 And 32, Sales Tax Act 1972 And Section 13, 19 And 19A, Excise Act 1976

Attachment 14

-   Security Compliance Audit

Attachment 15

-   AEO Process Flowchart

Attachment 16

-   Permission Request Slip (PRS) Approval Process

Attachment 17

-   Physical Release of Import Cargo (Road Mode)

Attachment 18

-   Physical Release of Import Cargo Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, Johor Bahru (Road Mode)

Attachment 19

-   Physical Release of Export Cargo At Station Sungai Tujuh, Miri Sarawak (Road Mode)

Attachment 20

-   Physical Release of Cargo Movement From Free Zone To Public Bonded Warehouse

Attachment 21

-   Physical Release of Cargo Movement

Attachment 22

-   Physical Release of Import Cargo (Sea/Air Mode)

Attachment 23

-   Physical Release of Export Cargo at Free Industrial Zone (Sea/Air Mode)

Attachment 24

-   Physical Release of Cargo From Bonded Warehouse For Local Sales

Attachment 25

-   Physical Release of Cargo From Licensed Manufacturing Warehouse (LMW) For Local Sales

Attachment 26

-   Preparation of Consolidated Statement (CS)

Attachment 27

-   Duties/Taxes Payment Process

Attachment 28

-   Duty/Tax Refund/Drawback Claims Under Section 16, 93 And 99, Customs Act 1967 Section 29 And 32 Sales Tax Act 1972 And Section 13, 19 And 19A Excise Act 1976

 

    

How to apply       

 1.  Potential operators need to download Information Guideline on AEO before applying for the AEO programme. 

 

 2. The second step is to complete the Compliance Checklist as at Attachment 2. This is necessary for both Customs and the individual economic operator to identify the level of security management pertaining to the application for AEO status. Further explanation on fulfilling the requirement of Compliance Checklist please refer to Explanatory Note (EN). Click to view: Explanatory Note as Attachment 3

 

 3.  When the operator is satisfied that he has a high level of security management, he may complete the Application Form as Attachment 1 and submit both the application form and the Compliance Checklist to RMCD Headquarters.

  

 4. The application form and self assessment checklist must be forwarded to :

        

AEO Secretariat,

Royal Malaysian Customs (RMCD)

Trade Facilitation and Industrial Section,

Customs Division,

Level 4 North,

No.3, Persiaran Perdana, Precint 2, 

        62592 Putrajaya, Malaysia

    

LIST OF AEOs COMPANY       

Please refer to  LIST OF AEOs COMPANY   for current approved AEO.

 

    

Contact point      

For further information related to AEO please contact the appointed    

 

1.      Tuan Mohd Wizan b Hj. Abdul Rahman

Senior Assistant Director Of Customs I

Royal Malaysian Customs

Trade Facilitation and Industrial Section,

Customs Division,

Level 4 North,

No.3, Persiaran Perdana, Precint 2,

62596 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Tel: +603 8882 2650

Email: m_wizan.rahman@customs.gov.my

 

2.      Tn Abdun Nasir bin lman @ Enam

Senior Assistant Director of Customs II

Royal Malaysian Customs

Trade Facilitation and Industrial Section,

Customs Division,

Level 4 North,

No.3, Persiaran Perdana, Precint 2,

62596 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Tel: +603 8882 4812

Email: abdunnasir.iman@customs.gov.my

 

3.      Tn Kamal Baharin bin Thasah

Assistant Director of Customs

Royal Malaysian Customs

Trade Facilitation and Industrial Section,

Customs Division,

Level 4 North,

No.3, Persiaran Perdana, Precint 2,

62596 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Tel :+603 8882 4856

Email: kbaharin.thasah@customs.gov.my