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Caralb Maritima

has been granted AEO status

Caralb News   •   June 17, 2019

We are pleased to announce that, since June 10 2019, Caralb Maritima is certified as Authorised Economic Operator.

The AEO concept is based on the Customs-to-Business partnership introduced by the World Customs Organisation (WCO). Traders who voluntarily meet a wide range of criteria work in close cooperation with customs authorities to assure the common objective of supply chain security and are entitled to enjoy benefits throughout the EU.

The internationally recognized accreditation, which aims to enhance international supply chain security and to facilitate legitimate trade, is open to all supply chain actors. It covers economic operators authorised for customs simplification (AEOC), security and safety (AEOS) or a combination of the two.

AEO Benefits include:

  • Easier admittance to customs simplifications.
  • Fewer physical and document-based controls.
    • related to security & safety
    • related to other customs legislation
  • Prior notification in case of selection for physical control (related to safety and security).
  • Prior notification in case of selection for customs control (related to other customs legislation).
  • Priority treatment if selected for control.
  • Possibility to request a specific place for customs controls.
  • Indirect benefits:
    • Recognition as a secure and safe business partner.
    • Improved relations with Customs and other government authorities.
    • Reduced theft and losses.
    • Fewer delayed shipments.
    • Improved planning.
    • Improved customer service.
    • Improved customer loyalty.
    • Lower inspection costs of suppliers and increased co-operation etc
  • Mutual Recognition with third countries

Together with the Quality and Environmental certifications, this is another step in our search for excellence at all operational levels.

We also want to thank COACAB (Colegio Oficial de Agentes de Aduanas y Representantes Aduaneros de Barcelona) and its excellent team of professionals for guiding us throughout the process. This collaboration has been of great value to improve internal processes and ensure a more than positive inspection by the competent authorities.

AEOC certification is valid from Monday, June 10th, 2019.