The work of the customs was assessed by the ambassadors of the countries of the region

The work of the customs was assessed by the ambassadors of the countries of the region

The work of the customs was assessed by the ambassadors of the countries of the region

Foreign officials have confirmed the subject’s registration methods

The front of the custom
The front of the custom

As a preliminary step of signing a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), An agreement that standardizes international trade rules and procedures; Delegation of officials of Georgian customs administrations Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru and the Dominican Republic Arrived in Argentina to confirm the use of the program tools Authorized Economic Operators (AEO), Necessary step to join a regional initiative.

The meeting with the authorities of the General Directorate of Customs (DGA), held at the offices of Buenos Aires, is the key to advancing the agreement, which It also includes Bolivia, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Guatemala. In this context, foreign officials assessed Argentina’s customs work mechanisms and acknowledged progress in implementing AEO, a program aimed at facilitating international trade and improving controls over imports and exports, while granting a number of benefits to firms. To achieve this certificate.

The initiative was developed within the framework of the World Trade Organization (WCO) Global Trade Assurance and Promotion Standards Framework (SAFE Regulatory Framework). “After acknowledging the work of DGA officials dedicated to the implementation of the OAS program, they have confirmed the evaluation methods implemented for the companies that intend to participate in the program,” said his head office. Sylvia Travers.

In addition to the joint assessment, the meeting served to exchange information on good practice and to understand how Argentine customs officials carry out their certification processes, determine what requirements they have to prove their claims, what evidence is required and how they carry out validation. The process of obtaining AEO certification by companies.

Same day, Officials have been involved in validating inspections of two companies seeking to obtain Argentine OEA certification: they are multinational Toyota Argentina SA and Bayer SA. They later registered the compatibility of Argentina’s Customs AEO program in a Joint Validation Act signed on behalf of the customs administrations of Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru and the Dominican Republic.

From the customs, they point out that as part of AFIP’s 2025 strategic plan, it seeks to “re-enhance” the AEO figure this year, a program aimed at both large companies and small and medium-sized businesses, consisting of a series of benefits such as simplification of procedures and Priority attention when sending goods.

In this regard, General Resolution No. 5107/2021 introduced some changes, mainly related to the digitalization of program membership procedures, which are allowed by importers / exporters, customs brokers, customs transport agents, carriers, and holders of fiscal warehouse permits. And freight terminals, postal service providers (PSP / Couriers), among other items related to foreign trade.

Facilities adopted by companies that identify themselves as AEOs include simplifying procedures, offering safety training, and performing more effective controls.. Similarly, firms can receive benefits obtained by signing mutual recognition agreements with other countries or trading blocs.

In addition, Argentine companies that receive this categorization will benefit from reciprocal treatment both in their country of origin and in their country of destination on the basis of arms clearance between customs.

Source: La Nacion