The value of Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs)and Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs)

10 December 2019

By Julian Williams and Milad Maralani

NZIER prepared two reports for NZCS in March 2019. They showed the benefits of special Customs agreements that facilitate international trade. One report using a literature scan on these agreements globally, highlights benefits that are important but unmeasurable (Williams and Maralani, 2019a). The companion report reveals the potential economic benefits that trade economists can quantify using models and data (Williams and Maralani, 2019b).