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3rd Global AEO Conference

AEO Conference
START DATE 11 mayo 2016
END DATE 13 mayo 2016
LOCATION Cancun, Mexico


Today, the Authorized Economic Operator Programme (AEO) is widely acknowledged as a key driver for a solid Customs-business partnership, transparent and predictable trading environment and in a wider context, leading to economic prosperity.

Back in 2012, during the 1st Global AEO Conference the list of countries implementing AEO as well as various compliance programmes and the Authorised Operator scheme under the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has expanded significantly. At the same time the number of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) signed and being negotiated has doubled.

This positive dynamics demonstrates increased engagement of all relevant stakeholders and provides a basis for a harmonised approach in a view of achieving mutual and plurilateral recognition agreements.

The 3rd Global AEO Conference provides unique opportunity for all those interested to examine challenges of today and opportunities ahead of AEO on national, regional and global level.

The theme for the 3rd Global AEO Conference - The Evolution of Security in Global Trade: Great partners, Innovative technology and Smart practices - provides an excellent opportunity for discussing dynamic developments of the AEO in the light of global security concerns. The Conference will also highlight the increasing role of digital technology that transforms the way Customs and business operate, providing enhanced solutions for international trade supply chain and economic growth.


Why attend:

LEARN about successful implementation of AEO and MRA across the world and to look ahead to future developments in conditions of challenging and competitive global trading system.

Hear from leading experts on relevant WCO tools and instruments and new opportunities for enchasing cross-border cooperation in this area.

UNDERSTAND the current international trade challenges, in the context of increased security requirements and discuss how law enforcement instruments and tools could be efficiently implemented in a manner that does not undermine the ongoing trade facilitation efforts.

Extensive Conference program will facilitate discussions on inter-agency collaboration and recognition of the validated traders for expediting border-crossing procedures applicable by different border enforcement agencies.

NETWORK with an outstanding array of international experts from Government, Customs, Business community, high level academics and practitioners who will share their expertise and promote good practises on AEO and MRA.

Participants are invited to exchange their view on challenges of today and opportunities ahead of AEO on national, regional and global level as well as to contribute to further consolidation of joint efforts.


Relevant to:

Government and Multilateral Policymakers,
Senior International Logistics,
Trade Compliance and Supply-Chain Managers,
Corporate and Trade Organization Executives,
Supply-Chain IT Providers,
Legal Advisors and Academics and Economists and the
Business Community





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Venue hotels:

JW Marriott Cancún Resorts & Spa (main hotel)

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan km. 14.5 Lote 40-A, Zona Hotelera, 77500, Cancun

Telephone: +52 (998) 848 9600


Casa Magna Marriott Cancun Resorts

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan, Retorno Chac L-41, Zona Hotelera, 77500, Cancun

Telephone: 01 998 848 9600           



Agenda & Registration:

Agenda and Registration will be available soon

Draft Agenda (Download)




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