The new AEO paradigm is emerging – this time in U.S.

CT Strategies reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has hosted their 4th CTPAT webinar discussing virtual validation.

Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) virtual validation processes borne from the global pandemic are here and will likely continue to be a part of AEO programs even after the health crises comes to an end. The U.S. AEO program, Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) highlighted the process today noting that virtual validations create opportunities such as spreading validations out over several days which creates flexibility for scheduling to maximize efficiencies while minimizing the operational impact to members.

We see this trend in many countries, that virtual validation is used more and more. There are today technology and off-the-shelf software available for both Government and AEO companies to increase day-to-day monitoring and management. This makes virtual validation a safer and more efficient process for all stalkeholders fostering improved compliance, safety and control.

U.S CBP is holding further webinars on the topic.