The Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) is the EU’s answer to the American Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). The goal of both organizations is to secure the end-to-end supply chain of goods from manufacturer to end consumer. Three different certification levels exist: simplified customs procedures (AEO C), security (AEO S), and simplified/secure customs procedures (AEO F). The certification guarantees goods arrive at Rema Tip Top customers even more quickly and securely since the company is treated as a secure partner by Customs, is given prioritized inspection treatment and is confronted with fewer Customs inspections.