Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)2018-07-13T07:54:50+00:00

Authorized Economic Operator

The Authorized Economic Operator AEO is characterized by being an important figure in international trade and being related to customs. The AEO is a statute that can be obtained by the community economic operators, which implies being considered by the European Union as a trustworthy figure regarding professional activity in customs matters.

Maritima del Estrecho is an Authorized Economic Operator

  • Less physical and documentary controls, which reduces the number of dispatches in circuits.

  • Priority in physical and documentary controls, caring about fastest controls when it is possible.

  • Centralized national office: customs agents can dispatch merchandise that arrives in any harbour, carrying out the procedures in another customs office.

  • Facilities to benefit from simplified customs procedures.


Can an exporting or importing company be accredited as AEO?2018-07-13T07:24:02+00:00

Yes. It is advisable that based on your size and type of operations, you apply for this certificate. Maritima del Estrecho is in charge of clients management and advice.

What should I do to get accreditation as AEO?2018-07-13T07:23:26+00:00

To obtain the certification of Authorized Economic Operator, a request must be submitted to the AEAT (State Tax Administration Agency). This agency will be responsible for checking that the following requirements are met by the company that requests it:

• Accredited financial solvency.
• History of compliance with customs regulations.
• Strict control of accounting, mercantile, computer and customs procedures.
• Levels of physical security in the facilities (for security certification).



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