Learn About AEO

Enhancing the relationship between KRA and our compliant Customs stakeholders

What is AEO?

AEO is a preferential customs clearing programme that allows trusted customs clients to enjoy:

  • Preferential customs facilitation when clearing.
  • Reduced time and cost at points of service.
  • Customs certified secured and reliable trading partner when trading.

In Kenya, there are two categories of AEO:

    • National AEO - the benefits are limited to the jurisdiction of Kenya.
    • East African Regional AEO - this a more comprehensive programme since its members are mutually recognized by the East African Community.

List of Authorised Economic Operators




 Read about the East African Community Authorised Economic Operator Program.