The Authorized Economic Operator program is a voluntary program for global supply chain security and trade facilitation. The program is based on the SAFE Framework of Standards of the World Customs Organization adopted by Israel Customs Directorate in 2005. As part of the program, unified standards for the security, compliance and financial viability of the global supply chain were introduced. The program is operated by the customs and it is based on voluntary participation. That is, companies that are willing to adopt the framework of standards, contribute to the security of the supply chain and trade facilitation. These companies will benefit the facilitation in Israel's foreign trade and in other countries that Israel will sign a mutual agreement with.
The Goals of Authorized Economic Operator Program:
1.To establish unified standards that enhance the supply chain security and facilitation at a
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2.To enable integrated supply chain management for all modes of transport.
3.To enhance the role, functions and capabilities of Customs in order to meet the challenges
and opportunities of the 21st Century
4.To strengthen cooperation between Customs administrations and to improve their capabilities.
5.To detect high-risk consignments and promote the seamless movement of goods through
secure international trade supply chains.
6.To strengthen the Customs-Business cooperation.
The program is open for all participants of supply chain (manufacturer, warehouse, retailer, distributer, broker, importer, port operator, and others).