An automatic mechanism has been agreed between the EU and the U.S for the exchange of relevant data of the AEOs holding a certificate with the safety and security component (AEOS or AEOF).
As the U.S. customs targeting systems can only grant benefits based on the information that is linked to a Manufacturer’s Identification Number (MID), there is a need for a “matching procedure” to associate the EU EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Identification) numbers with MID numbers.
For this purpose, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has created a web application where EU AEOs must register their EORI number and associate this number with their MID number(s). The application will be activated once the exchange of relevant AEO data and testing is completed. The exchange of relevant AEO data will take place from July 2012 on. The Commission will notify AEOs through this website once the web application is activated. Once it is activated, the web application can be accessed using the following link: https://mrctpat.cbp.dhs.gov.
To download the information note on the EU-US Agreement please click here.