The safety of goods movements in international trade is becoming more and more important. The AEO status certifies companies with regard to their reliability and security in international trade. Receiving the AEO certificate accelerates customs clearance on both the import and export side, due to reduced controls and preferential customs treatment. It also facilitates access to further customs simplifications. Approval as an AEO is subject to extensive requirements. Within the scope of the AEO-C certification, safety and quality management, compliance measures, reliable accounting and compliance with customs regulations and were audited, among other things. Maschinenfabrik Lauffer GmbH & Co. KG is also approved by the German Federal Aviation Authority as a „known consignor“ and has already met the high requirements in the areas of packaging, storage and handover of shipments for several years.