New Authorised Economic Operator Portal opened on 1 June 2020
The Government are still committed to the transitional Brexit period ending on 31 December 2020 and businesses trading with the EU need to make sure they are ready for major changes. If you’re submitting an application for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status from 1 June 2020, you must submit them through the EU Customs Trader Portal.
This will not change the way HMRC checks your application or visits your business before they approve your application.
You will need to ask HMRC for access to the portal (which can take up to 5 days). The information for the current C117 will be completed online and a completed C118 (Self-Assessment questionnaire) attached to the application.
If you have any questions at all in relation to the above please do get in touch with our Tax Partners, Steve Crompton or Lucy Williams, on the details below: