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Our company was formed in 2012 January. Our history, however reaches back to 2007. In this year the AEO pilot project was running in many EU countries – among them Hungary – which the union’s customs authorities were conducting with certain economically significant companies. In Hungary at the beginning of this program ten multinational companies were involved, who were joined a few months later by Pannon Air Cargo LLC. –

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OUR WORK METHODS

Based on our experience we have developed the complex service with which we can completely unburden the clients so they do not need to worry about the acquisition of the status. This method at the same time enables us to prepare our clients and submit their application to the authorities in the fastest way possible. One example of this was in 2011 when SANYO Hungary LLC commissioned our services. Within one week of signing the contract we were finished with the complete application, which resulted in the client receiving the combined AEO certificate.

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GUARANTEE

Since 100% of the applications that we have submitted have resulted in the client receiving the certificate, we can safely say that the above mentioned method is a guarantee that our clients will receive their certificate.

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AEO – AUTHORIZED ECONOMIC OPERATOR

AEO is a mosaic word for Authorized Economic Operator. The expression covers a quality insurance system that provides exclusive reconsideration with the customs authorities. - The Authorized Economic Operators have a special status with customs authorities, who consider them to be reliable partners so they receive many benefits in customs administration, transportation and in other official fields. Altogether this means that the shipments without an AEO status are under a much stricter control.
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Obtaining the AEO certificate has nothing to do with the size of the company, weather it is a one-man company or a multinational company,anyone can apply for the AEO certificate. The AEO status is not just an opportunity; instead it has become an expectation in which all companies that deal with shipping and customs are required to have it.

An Authorized Economic Operator is defined within EU nations as a reliable business and thus the company receives many benefits within the EU member countries in the fields of customs administration. This status is accepted by all the EU nations regardless of where it was acquired. It is important to note that since 2008 the AEO license is a basic requirement of any EU tender application.

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International trading is a critical element of economic development. The global trading system offers a vulnerable target for terrorists whose actions can have a serious impact on global economy.

Customs, as government authorities, are responsible for controlling and monitoring international trade and in their unique position can do a lot to make improvements in global safety and at the same time take part in the development of society and economy through the collection of taxes and duties, and the easing of trade.

There is a need for a strategy approved by the WCO – Worldwide Customs Organization – which nurtures trading safety without creating more difficult conditions. Making an improvement in the safety of international trading is only the first step of the process whose goal is to create a stronger customs authority system and preparing it for the 21st century.

In order to strengthen and improve the existing programs and processes, the WCO developed a system to make international commercial traffic easier and safer, which they called the WCO standard system. This system, that simplifies and ensures global trading, defines the principles and standards which the members of WCO have to uniformly implement as a minimum requirement. In the European Union they call it AEO. The other continents developed their own systems based on the same principles (for example: USA – C-TPAT). The negotiations have resulted in signed agreements in the USA, Japan, Switzerland and Norway. This also means that anyone who has an AEO certificate and is in contact with any of the mentioned countries, they will receive advantages in the shipment of their goods compared to companies who do not have the certificate.

Any entity who performs any business activity that falls under the jurisdiction of customs authorities and meets the below criteria:

manufacturer
exports products,
carrier
custom agent,
warehouse keeper,
imports products,
freight forwarder,
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The AEO status can only be held by a resident of the EU zone. The criteria for granting the status are based on the following regulations:

Verification of a clean record with regards to customs legislations;
Proper organization of the commercial and – in certain cases – freight registrations, which enables the necessary customs audits;
In certain cases certification of solvency;
In certain cases possessing the appropriate safety standards;

It is important to mention that during the investigation of these criteria the companies’ unique traits are to be taken into consideration especially in the case of small to medium companies. The aim of these regulations is to validate not only the larger companies to receive the benefits of this certificate.

There are three types of aeo certifications that can be applied for:

(Authorised Economic Operator certificate)

C (Customs simplifications) AEO certificate: recommended for companies who would like to simplify their own operation in regards to customs laws.
S (Security and safety) AEO certificate: recommended for companies who would like to benefit from simplified security and safety during entering or exiting the EU customs zone.
F (Full) AEO certificate: combination of both above mentioned.
Although there are three types of certificates, there is a significant overlapping between the application criteria of types C and S.

The certificate is accepted by the customs authorities of all the EU member nations, thus does not matter in which nation it was acquired; the certificate can benefited from in every customs area in the EU.

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Communication with authorities. 100%
Monitoring requests. 100%

WHAT SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE?

We provide the following to our clients:
personal consultation (pricing is per hour)
coordinating the preparations
assistance in preparing the application
preparation to meet AEO criteria
examination of all the applications completed by the client
preparation of applications
audit of all preparations and applications, supporting communication with authorities and all activities from start to end of application process

customs simplification:

The owner of the “Customs Simplification” certificate will not be examined by customs authorities for the same criteria that were required for receiving the AEO certificate. For those applicants who already have the certificate all the conditions are considered as given, and their application is simply a formality. In the electronic customs procedure the certificate owners have benefits during the risk analysis as well. This means less documentation and product inspection.
The owner of the “Customs Simplification” certificate will not be examined by customs authorities for the same criteria that were required for receiving the AEO certificate. For those applicants who already have the certificate all the conditions are considered as given, and their application is simply a formality. In the electronic customs procedure the certificate owners have benefits during the risk analysis as well. This means less documentation and product inspection.

Summary of the customs simplification:

It is anyone’s right to apply for a self-assessment license for taxation
local customs process
simplified customs declaration form
scheduled shipments
dispatch note model T2/ authorized sender
dispatch note model T2 /(article 324e)
simplification in forwarding shipments
Control document T5 (article 912g)

Security and safety in case of certification:

fewer physical and document based inspections (less risk during the digital risk analysis)
priority in physical inspections
before checking in the merchandise the customs authority can inform AEO that it has been chosen for inspection
simplified customs documents for checking in/out

Combined certificate:

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as the result of the reduced time in the customs process the logistic prices are reduced as well
less risk of robbery and bribery
decreased delay in shipments
improved communication inside the company
more committed employees
reduced irregularity in safety procedures
reduced cost of investigation of vendors
reduced number of criminal acts
simpler identification of employees
better connections with the customs authorities
better communication with business partners
better reputation of the company

Mutual acceptance of the certificate:

In the case of USA, Japan, Switzerland and Norway the acceptance is mutual.
The negotiations with China are in an advanced state.

Requests for the AEO status can be submitted from 2008-01-01 at the EU customs authorities.

The evaluation and acquisition of the status is such a complicated process, that the Hungarian customs authorities initiated a pilot project in 2007 with the inclusion of nine companies, most of which are multinational.

Our company was the first to apply for this title in Hungary and all other Central-Eastern European countries on 01/02/2008, and in this way Pannon Air Cargo LLC was the first company to receive the AEO status

from the countries that joined the EU since 2004. Since then we have submitted an unprecedented number of license applications for our clients. The evaluated applications that we have submitted have all resulted in the issuance of the certificate. In the past four years we have developed the complex service with which we can completely unburden the clients so they do not need to worryabout the acquisition of the status, all of this in the fastest way possible.

BASED ON THESE ACHIEVEMENTS WE CAN DECLARE THAT WE ARE THE NUMBER ONE PROVIDER IN HUNGARY WHO OFFERS THE NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE WHICH GUARANTEES THE ACQUISITION OF THE CERTIFICATE.

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The acceptance of the petition is decided within 5 workdays given that all of the necessary documents and information are provided.
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At the same time the applicant will be requested to compensate any missing documents/information within thirty days of the receipt of petition. The result of these two seemingly contradictory provisions is that the average time needed for the acceptance of a petition is 25 workdays.
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The accepted petition has to be evaluated within 120 calendar days, which can be extended by 60 days.
From the above mentioned it can be seen that the average time consumption for the acquisition of the AEO certificate, starting from the acceptance of the petition, takes almost one year.

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From the HVG article: “A sikeres áruforgalorn kulcsa az engedélyezett gazdálkodó”

SAFETY AND SPEED – THESE ARE THE TWO FUNDAMENTALS OF TRADE In the ever developing competition the companies that can meet these requirements are the ones that can stay afloat, thus the acquisition of the AEO status can significantly stabilize Read more...
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SUPPLY CHAIN MONITOR: WHAT DOES AEO MEAN?

AEO is a mosaic word for Auhorized Economic Operator. The expression covers a quality insurance system that provides exclusive reconsideration with the customs authorities. The requestor can be a manufacturer, exporter, importer, customs agent, warehouse keeper, carrier and freight forwarder. Read more...

FAQ

To find out who already has an AEO certificate in the EU, click on the link below:

ec.europa.eu

The question seems simple, however this is the first and foremost question in regards to AEO. Without clarifying this it is impossible to prepare the whole application.

Just by answering this question we can find out which parts of the self-evaluation form have to be filled out and which ones don’t.

An AEO application can be handed in by a business that is:

a manufacturer, exporter, carrier, warehouse keeper, customs agent, freight forwarder , or importerand whose activity is in contact with merchandise that are subject to the customs authorities.

Who I am as a company is basically determined by my activities. However in certain ways AEO percieves this in a more complex manner. The reason for this is the so called outsourced activities.

The most common outsourced activities are the following:

  • Freight forwarding
  • Transportation
  • Customs activities
  • Manufacturing
  • Storage
  • IT activities (hardware, software maintenance)
  • Guarding (reception)
  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Accounting
  • Payroll

Why is this important? It is important, because during the AEO application process the applicant is responsible for any activity that it conducts or outsources. Some of the companies that perform the above mentioned outsourced activities can and some cannot apply for the AEO certificate. This, however does not exclude your responsibility.

During the application all questions have to be answered that are related to the company’s activities. This is why if we as carriers also conduct freight forwarding (as in the above example) , then we have to answer the questions relating to freight forwarders also.

During the application all questions have to be answered that are related to the company’s activities. This is why if we as carriers also conduct freight forwarding (as in the above example), then we have to answer the questions relating to freight forwarders also. Based on this a petitioner can fill the roles of all seven categories and for this reason has to answer questions relating to all of the categories. During the AEO application process it is important to know the two ways in which we can handle the so called risks that are mostly caused by outsourced activities (for example safely freighting merchandise). –

  1. Decreasing:when the requestor strives to minimize risks, for example: it obliges the freighter to use numbered locks, keep inventory and to follow further regulations.
  2. Exclusion:when the company only uses the outsourced services of businesses that already have an AEO certificate.

Someone that produces semi-finished or finished products from commodities or semi-finished products.

Processes existing products or does other further actions with it (contracted manufacturing).

It is important to note that in case the company is only a manufacturer then customs handling is not a criteria.

In most cases the manufacturers are usually importers and exporters at the same time, but the lack of this does not exclude AEO application as it does with the six other partners of the chain of the supply chain.

Someone that ships and markets products that require customs declaration forms outside of the EU while referring to their EORI number.

The customs declaration forms can be filled out by the customs agent, but in that case that has to include their EORI number!

Someone that ships in and markets products from outside of the EU that require customs declaration forms while referring to their EORI number.

The customs declaration forms can be filled out by the customs agent, but in that case that has to include their EORI number!

Someone that has a customs authorisation that was issued by the National Tax and Customs Administration and represents other businesses in a direct or indirect way through customs legislations.

Someone that receives a warehousing licence from the National Tax and Customs Administration (there are four types: A, B, C, and D).

Someone that operates a warehouse with temporary sustension is not considered licensed!

Someone that gets commissioned to import or export goods from the EU or transports inside the EU under the Transit Agreement and receives payment from the commissioner directly. It is important that the products being transported by the carrier must be in contact with the customs authorities (export, import goods, goods transferred via Transit Agreement).

A freight forwarder is also considered a carrier if they have their own freighting tools, but forwards their orders due to a lack of quantity of transport vehicles and the client makes the payments to them. If the freight forwarder forwards their orders and the client pays the third party, then they are not considered a Carrier.

Someone who gets contracted to import or export products and who freights goods that belong under the transit system with their own vehicles in the EU.

It is important that the products that are being transported come into contact with the activities of the customs authorities (exported or imported goods, in case of agreement transferred goods).

After receiving the AEO certificate, the owner is required to inform the relevant authorities regarding changes in any areas that are concerned by the AEO status.

The omission of informing the authorities of these changes can result in sanctions. The sanction may include the suspension of the certificate or even its revocation!

Experience shows that the preparation for the AEO status often requires the use of external resources by certain departments of the company in order to receive the certificate. After the acquisition of the certificate everyone can return to their normal duties.

The members of the team that are incorporated for temporary cooperation cannot communicate with each other according to AEO guidelines. The AEO viewpoints become secondary in importance and certain sectors might not know what sort of changes are occuring in other areas.

Every company has to decide for itself which one of the AEO certificates it would like to apply for. It has to be mentioned that basically two kinds of AEO can be requested.

There is one for simplified customs, one for safety and security and a combination of the two can be considered a third one. Everyone can decide which type they would like to get, however there is one case in which there is no choice available.

This only concerns the freight forwarders, who „only” freight the goods and for this reason they can only receive the Safety and Protection AEO certificate.

To determine which of the AEO certificates are best for a company one has to consider the advantages of each one. You can get more information about this in the „What are the benefits of the certificate?” menu section.

Any entity who performs any business activity that falls under the jurisdiction of customs authorities and meets the below criteria:

  • manufacturer
  • exports products,
  • custom agent,
  • freight forwarder,
  • imports products,
  • warehouse keeper,
  • carrier

The customs authority performs an audit at the seat of the applicant company during which they ask questions regarding subjects that were either not clearly expressed in the petition or if they have further questions that arose.

The length or number of the on-site audits depends on the quality of the application that the applicant prepared, the size of the company and the type of AEO that was requested.

It is obvious that a very well prepared AEO petition – for example one that only requests customs simplification – of a microenterprise will result in a much shorter audit process than the combined type AEO petition of a multinational company that has several factories.

In general it can be said that the AEO audit consists of minimum one to a maximum of six occasions.

With everything considered it can be said that the acquisition of the AEO certificate is a long process that can take up to a year in length.

  • We help you decide which type of AEO certificate you should choose
  • We can help you determine your position in the supply chain
  • We offer a customised self-evaluation questionnaire
  • We can answer any of your questions you might have while filling out the questionnaire
  • In order to properly complete the questionnaire we can offer the right procedures
  • Determine the required documents that are needed for the AEO application
  • We can gather any other required documents
  • We store your application on a digital data carrier
  • Compile and arrange the whole application and submit it to the authorities
  • It has to be determined where the company belongs inside the supply chain
  • It has to be determined which kind of AEO certificate you would like to get
  • The self-evaluation questionnaire has to be filled out
  • The petition form has to be filled out along with other documents
  • The application and all of its appendices has to be compiled and properly arranged
  • The completed application has to be submitted to the National Tax and Customs Administration
  • After submission of the application there is an audit during which the authorities’ questions need to be answered personally
  • After receiving the certificate it has to be determined which of the changes that have occured need to be declared to the authorities
  • The necessary changes need to be declared to the authorities

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