The Government of India developed a three-tier AEO Customs program where importers and exporters are presented with an AEO tier certificate based on their performance. These certificates can be obtained by organizations established in India and involved in international trade
like importers, exporters, warehouse operators, cargo agents, carriers, port operators and Custom House Agents (CHAs).
These certificates are issued to the organization as a whole and are applicable irrespective of their location. For this, applicants have to provide their SOP (standard operating procedures) and additional details as required by the department.