Approved Exporter Authorization
For export operations to some countries which have entered into preferential agreements with the EU, companies can take advantage of customs exemptions, provided they have been granted the status of Approved Exporter. This particular status is granted by customs authorities subsequent to a rather complex application procedure, which is then followed by an audit at the premises of the applying company. The status of Approved Exporter is mainly applied for by companies carrying out regular export operations to South Korea. Provisions related to the status of Approved Exporter are given in the Protocol concerning the definition of originating products and methods of administrative cooperation, which is annexed to the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and South Korea. Briefly:Show more >>
- products originating in Europe or in South Korea and being exported benefit from preferential tariff treatment, provided they are accompanied by an origin declaration issued by an exporter. In the origin declaration the products shall be described in sufficient details so as to allow their identification (Art. 15). Annex III to the Protocol mentioned above contains the text of the origin declaration to be issued by the exporter;
- the origin declaration can be drawn up by an Approved Exporter, or any other exporter, for any consignment consisting of one or more packages containing products originating in the European Union (or in South Korea, the other party of the Agreement) whose total value does not exceed 6.000 euros (Art. 16);
- to become an Approved Exporter an exporter must provide customs authorities with all guarantees necessary to verify the originating status of the products and keep the relevant documents. Customs authorities (Regional Customs Authorities for Italy) shall then grant to the Approved Exporter a customs authorization number which shall appear on the origin declaration (Art. 17).
GP2 season - Barcelona
A satisfying debut in first official race with new team (Russian Time)
Raffaele Marciello races for Russian Time
Raffaele Marciello, the brilliant F2 driver sponsored by TWS, has been hired by the prestigious motor racing team Russian Time, the team that won the GP2 championship at its debut back in 2013 scoring 273 points. In the first 2016 pre-season tests in Barcelona, which ended on 11th March, Raffaele could test out his racing skills with the Russian stable, finishing in front of his team-mate Artem Markelov in the last session. We at TWS confirm all our support to Lello, as we affectionately call him, and are proud of this new step in his career, which is made even more evident by a complete redesign of his website, now more incisive and engaging.
TWS celebrates Sponsor’s Day with Lube
A day of celebration for TWS, the sponsor of the volleyball team Cucine Lube. On 24th February, the Sponsor’s Day dedicated to TWS, Cucine Lube won the match against Exprivia Molfetta by 3 sets to 0. Gabriele Gaetani, the President of TWS, gave setter Micah Christenson a plaque to thank Lube Volley for its contribution to the company’s image. He then watched the match from the bench, observing the game plan closely and commenting along with the team coaches and managers, and joined the players on the court after the game to celebrate the victory. TWS once again confirms its attention to the territory of the Marche region and the values of team-play, personal commitment and perseverance in pursuing goals.
TWS enhances its quality in Europe with the opening of the new branch in Paris
TWS has now opened a new branch in Paris. Strategically located between Charles De Gaulle airport and the French capital, with its 2,000 square metre warehouse and 200 square metre offices, the new branch offers its clients an efficient response to all their logistics and shipping needs. Conceived to complement the development of TWS’ outstanding services for the fashion industry’s top brands, the Paris branch has its own fleet of vans for the distribution and collection of goods throughout the whole metropolitan area. Thus, TWS’s clients, both French and elsewhere, can now rely on another important logistics hub to take full advantage of TWS’s wide range of services (international shipping and transport, sea, air and road import and export, logistics, distribution).