Globalisation implies a challenge to trade that SMEs must begin to manage digitally so that all their procedures with customs and trading partners have an effective and efficient impact on their profit and loss accounts, converting the investment in new customs procedures into a compensation for the costs of ports, terminals, shipping companies… and therefore, being able to process the movement of their goods in an agile and economical way. Within this uncertainty, the Union Customs Code (UCC), among other objectives, highlights and strengthens the importance of the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and the digitalisation of the entire management and communication process between companies and customs.
In order to get to know this figure in a practical and real way, FEDACOVA organised, last Wednesday 17th May, the Training Meeting Initiation to the Authorised Economic Operator, in collaboration with the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition.
The training was given by Lourdes Morales, director of Numa, where the figure and different types of AEO that make up the logistics chain, the obligations of the company to process the certification, always under the role played as a company that imports or exports, and the benefits that are obtained within the logistics chains, when all trading partners are AEO.
The meeting also included a presentation by Alicia García-Reyes, from FEDACOVA’s Foreign Promotion Department, who presented the Federation’s services in this area and explained the most relevant grants/subsidies in force and aligned with the contents of the meeting (ICEX-NEXT, ICEX-BREXIT and IVACE’s Improvement of the management of the internationalisation of SMEs in the CV 2023).