Mexico and Israel sign joint action plan on AEO programs

29 May 2017

In order to enhance their commitment regarding trade facilitation, as well as a follow up to the SAFE Framework of Standards particularly Pillar 2, established by the World Customs Organization (WCO), a Joint Action Plan between the Ministry of Finance of the State of Israel and the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of the Mexican United States regarding the Mutual Recognition of their Respective Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Programs, was signed on May 17th, during a ceremony held in Mexico City.

Mr. Dan Peled, Consul for Finance, Tax and Customs Affairs of Israel and Mr. Luis Eduardo Lara Gutierrez, General Administrator for Foreign Trade Audit of the Tax Administration Service of Mexico, were the signatories of the  Joint Action Plan, which seeks to establish the stages to achieve the formalization of a Mutual Recognition Arrangement for the benefit of their certified companies.

With this agreement, both countries intend to serve as role models for other WCO Members to continue working on enhancing trade facilitation and also strengthening security within the supply chain.