ARISE Plus Philippines spearheads AEO program optimization for Bureau of Customs readiness

ARISE Plus Philippines led the workshop on optimizing the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Program for Bureau of Customs Readiness, focusing on advanced supply chain and logistics principles to raise awareness among economic operators.

The workshop comprised six sessions explaining how the AEO program can serve as a Future Game Changer, highlighting its tangible benefits to companies. Coca-Cola Beverage Philippines Inc. (CCBPI) and Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP) shared their experiences with the AEO program. Topics covered included support for Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs), the use of modern technologies to bolster the AEO, the AEO Scheme for SMEs, and initiatives such as green customs and digitalization.

AEO promotes trade facilitation and facilitates the seamless movement of goods across borders by utilizing risk management and modern technology. For more information about the benefits of the AEO program, visit this link: https://customs.gov.ph/aeos-corner/. 

The event took place on March 19, 2024, at the Kingsford Hotel Manila and was attended by AEO experts, Trade Regulatory Government Agencies (TRGAs), and private companies already accredited with the AEO program.

The EDC, through the Networking Committee on Trade Policies and Procedures Simplification (NCTPPs), strongly supports the implementation of the AEO program to streamline trade procedures, enhance ease of doing business, and foster the growth of our country‚Äôs exports. AGPM 

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