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In response to the increasing demand of coordination between safety and efficiency in the international market environment, the role of Authorized Economic Operator (OEA) has been created.

Its goal it is to implement more strict and efficient measures in the logistics chain, making the goods’ flow an easier process. OEA is an internationally recognized quality brand that asserts that the role of a company within the international supply chain is safer and their control and procedures’ methods comply with customs regulation, so it will be considered as a “safe and reliable operator.

Such operators will be positively branded with advantages related to certain simplified processes and with faster custom controls’ management procedures.

There are several OEA certificates that can be requested by any part of the logistics chain:

  • Manufacturers
  • Exporters
  • Importers
  • Transporters
  • Couriers
  • Wholesalers
  • Customs representatives


OEA Certificate provides the following Advantages:

  • Easier and simplified customs regimes’ requests
  • Less physical and documental controls
  • Priority in the controls
  • Possibility that nota ll controls are performed at Customs premises
  • Resumed Entry – Exit declarations
  • Physical analysis’ prior notification
  • As well as other direct and indirect advantages that European Public Authorities offer to the Operators


The issuing of this certificate in Spain is performed by AGENCIA TRIBUTARIA after an OEA Requirements’ Audit.

SGS and OEA Consulting help those Organizations interested in getting support related on it, from the definition of the project and the development of the necessary documental data to comply with the requirements, to the project’s final internal audit and support during AEAT’s certification process.

For more information:

Elena Trullén
SGS Tecnos, S.A.
C/ LLull nº 95-97
08005 Barcelona
t: +34 93 320 36 30
m: +34 609 909 556 
f: +34 93 320 36 31

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.