CBIC extends the validity of AEO Certification for the ease of Renewal Process

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As per the reference is drawn to Para 5.1 of Circular No. 33/2016-Customs dated 22.07.2016 amended vide Para viii of Circular 03/2018-Customs dated 17.01.20i8, which relates to “Validity of AEO Certificate” and reads as —

“The validity of AEO certificate shall be three years for AEO-TI and AEO-T2, and five years for AEO-T3 and AEO-LO”


CBIC vide Circular No. 27/2020 – Customs dated June 02, 2020, has decided to extend the validity of all the AEO certificates expired/expiring between 01.03.2020 and 31.05.2020 to 30.06.2020, except for those entities against which a negative report is received during this period.

The Circular can be accessed at: https://www.cbic.gov.in/resources/htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-circulars/cs-circulars-2020/Circular-No-27-2020.pdf