The speaker José María Narváez, one of the leading European experts in OEA, talked about several aspects of this official accreditation provided by the Spanish Tax Agency, valid across all the EU customs territory. The session reviewed how the concept of AEO emerged, who can be an AEO in the EU, requirements and advantages, international mutual recognition and the accreditation audit.
All thirty companies from León participating in the event, most of which develop (or are planning) foreign trade activities, agreed on the importance of the AEO concept in their businesses. The Administration-Company mutual trust “simplifies the customs procedures, rewarding companies with highly specific advantages”, in the words of Narváez.
In addition to being beneficial before the Administration, the AEO figure strengthen companies wishing to integrate into the logistic chain of reference operators: “The most significant import or export companies in the EU require all their partners and collaborators to be accredited within this figure”, Narváez noted.
“The AEO guarantees the security and protection of the EU and its residents, keeping a balance between customs controls and the facilitation of legitimate trade”, he concluded.
The session, which enjoyed the presence of, among others, managers of companies such as Miguélez, Antibióticos, AMRI Global, Mi tienda de arte, Fisura, Evonik, Lactiber, DHL, Biomarand Embutidos Ezequiel, finished with a lively panel discussion in which the participants could solve doubts in a more individual way.
Very soon we will give you details on the first session of Foro Empresas León UPafter the summer break, due in the month of September.