Customs: Authorized Economic Operator Nicaragua

An announcement has been made that the program which certifies businesses and streamlines customs procedures could be implemented in 2015.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

AEO certification, which is not mandatory, which helps exporters and importers carry out processes for their products at customs posts, and is an initiative promoted by the World Customs Organization.

Carolina López Saglietti, president of Innova-Quality Services SA, told Elnuevodiario.com.ni that "... there is information from the authorities of the Directorate General of Customs that it is a fact that the AEO will start to be implemented next year. "

"... The benefits of AEO certification include simplified customs procedures and the ability to submit a brief statement of entry and exit of goods, reduced physical and documentary checks, priority in the office and use of fast lanes, reducing time and costs, among other things. "

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