Netherlands - Maintaining AEO certification for customs compliance 

September 16: Entities in the Netherlands that are engaged in import and export transactions and that have obtained an "Authorised Economic Operator" (AEO) certificate must have in place certain control measures so that the conditions for AEO certification are always being satisfied.

There are reports that the Dutch customs authority has intensified its AEO-related audits, and it is the responsibility of the import/export entity to have all safeguards and security procedures in place.


Read a September 2013 report [PDF 306 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in the Netherlands: Are you still AEO Compliant?



For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:


Douglas Zuvich

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Andrew Siciliano

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John L. McLoughlin

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Todd R. Smith

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Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094


Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247


Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.




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