The Customs Administration adopted new Handbook for Authorized Economic Operators, which is the final stage of the process of harmonization with the customs legislation of the European Union in the area regulating the AEO status. By acquiring the status, the authorized economic operators have several advantages such as: reduced physical and documentary controls, priority when selected for control, possibility to choose the place for control, priority for decision making upon requests submitted to the Customs Administration, easier access to customs simplifications and possibility for mutual recognition of granted certificates in other countries.

Last week, the customs officers detected one attempt for illegal migration, as well as several attempts for smuggling various goods, seizing mobile phones, steam boilers motor fans, irrigation system parts, window blinds’ parts, lock cylinders, apparel and counterfeits.

Over the past three weeks, the customs officers detected several attempts for smuggling of various goods, seizing foreign cash, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, a passenger vehicle, semi-trailer, sanitary products and balloons.

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs donated sophisticated vehicle search-related equipment to the Customs Administration of the Republic of North Macedonia. The donation was handed over by the HM Ambassador Rachel Galloway and the International Operations Director David Huntly at a ceremony held today, 8th May 2019.

On 23 April 2019, the Customs Administration of the Republic of North Macedonia promoted the authorized economic operator concept, its importance and the advantages for AEO companies  before the business sector and students of the Faculty of Economics at the University "Goce Delcev" - Shtip.