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9206 Outline and Benefit of Authorized Logistics Operator's Program (FAQ)


  1. Summary of the Program

     The Authorized Logistics Operator's Program (AEO Logistics Operator Program) is a program for logistics operators possessing optimally developed cargo security control and compliance systems. The program enables application of exemption measures that streamline bonded shipping, possibly reducing the lead time in export/import cargo clearance.

  2. Advantages of the Program

     Approval as an authorized logistics operator allows application of the following exemption measures.

    (1)  With approval removed for each bonded shipment, the procedure is simplified, and the administrative burden is reduced
    (2)  In the shipment of export cargo, cargo commissioned by an exporter and declared by an authorized customs broker at a location other than a customs area on request of an exporter may be transported from the location directly to the port of loading, etc., reducing the lead time and cost.

Note: For further details on the Authorized Logistics Operator's Program, please check the Japan Customs website or inquire with the officer in charge of AEO Program at each customs office.

For further information, contact the department in charge of the AEO Program


Hakodate Customs0138-40-4254
Tokyo Customs03-3599-6343
Yokohama Customs045-212-6125
Nagoya Customs052-654-4169
Osaka Customs06-6576-3391
Kobe Customs078-333-3071
Moji Customs050-3530-8312
Nagasaki Customs095-828-8801
Okinawa Regional Customs098-862-9291

For consultations on customs procedures, please contact the nearest Customs Counselor.
Please see No. 9301 for inquiries.