Ollanta Humala Tasso, President of the Republic of Peru, participated in the presentation ceremony of the “authorized economic operator” which is driven by the National Superintendency of Tax Administration (SUNAT).
“We are moving in a right way and this involves assembly work between the private sector and the public sector,” the president said during his presentation, noting that Peru is on the right track of economic and social development. He also said that his government is committed to maintain and increase levels of productivity and competitiveness through the promotion of science and technology to develop value-added products.
An AEO programme, regardless of the country, is a program designed to ensure security in the global supply chain with the international movement of goods. Programmes are developed pursuant to guidelines the World Customs Organization (WCO) adopted in the SAFE Framework of Standard. To become a member of any AEO program, an economic operator such as importer, exporter, logistics provider, or Customs House Agent applies for authorization subject to certain criteria, including demonstrating satisfactory systems of managing commercial and transport records, security and safety standards, financial solvency, and a record of Customs and other legal provisions compliance.
Peru’s AEO programme, much like other countries’ programmes, is designed to generate more competitive national economy by certifying and providing reliable operators in customs clearance facilities.
The World Customs Organization (WCO) states that Peru’s AEO programme is an example of strong political support and engagement with the region as a whole.