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What is an Authorized Economic Operator? OEA / AEO

European Economic Operator

Also known as OAS is a statute that can achieve the Community economic operators to be considered by EU operators confidence in the course of their professional activity in customs matters.

No se trata de un certificación obligatoria, sino opcional y en ella se dan por cumplidas ciertas medidas relacionadas con la seguridad y las buenas prácticas en la cadena de suministro internacional de mercancías. En la actualidad los estados miembros otorgan una gran importancia a esta certificación e instan a que agentes de aduanas y grandes empresas exportadoras e importadoras la tengan, facilitando así el flujo de mercancías en el comercio internacional.

Its origin is none other than to provide greater security to face any international supply chain to combat illegal trade practices, smuggling, drug trafficking and terrorism, among others. They were born as an agreement of the World Customs Organization SAFE Framework of Standards, the European Commission and its security program in customs matters, and the US with its Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C -TPAT). And there are two types, on the one hand the simplifications laid down in customs or AEOC regulations and customs controls relating to security and safety or AEOS.

The bases of the OAS are set out in the following regulations:

- Regulation 1875/2006.

- Regulation 648/2005 amending Regulation (EC) 2913/1992 establishing the Community Customs Code.

- EC Regulation 1192/2008 of the Commission, by Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 is modified.

Por norma general, una empresa OEA tiene un acceso mucho más fácil y simple a la administración aduanera. Entre sus ventajas, un menor número de controles físicos y documentales, reducción del número de despachos en circuito rojo (inspección física), y circuito naranja (control documental), mayor prioridad en controles físicos y documentales, los agentes de aduanas pueden despachar mercancía que entra por cualquier puerto y una mayor facilidad para acogerse a procedimientos aduaneros simplificados, entre otras.

To obtain certification Authorized or OAS Economic Operator must submit an application to the AEAT (State Tax Administration Agency) and this will be who will audit the applicant company, checking compliance with certain requirements as a proven financial solvency, compliance customs regulations by the company, control of the different accounting procedures, commercial, IT and customs and existing levels in terms of physical security on the premises.