The "International Association of Philatelic Experts" is a non-profit organisation founded in Merano-Meran, Italy, on 10 October 1954.
The A.I.E.P. is an Association of philatelic experts who may issue philatelic opinions, statements, certificates and guarantees under their personal responsibility. The Association does not accept any responsibility whatever for the opinions of its members.
The A.I.E.P. is independent of other national or international associations and organisations; it believes in the co-operation with international philatelic bodies.