MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

Memorandum of Understanding signed between Customs and Monopolies Agency and Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella to ease customs and tax procedures

Firma Protocollo

At the Province of Verona headquarters, the Interregional Management for the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions of the Customs and Monopolies agency with the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella underwrote a memorandum of understanding to expedite and simplify import and export procedures.
The innovative protocol is part of a new network of relationships created by the Customs and Monopolies Agency to simply user relations. The aim is to make procedures quicker, encourage responsible and spontaneous compliance with fiscal obligations, and to make all subjects aware of the importance of customs and customs policy whilst reaffirming ethics and respecting the principles of legality, transparency and impartiality.
The agency looks to fulfil its own institutional mission by reiterating its role as an organization to oversee trade flows and serve society and businesses. The Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella is committed to training, assisting and representing its member wineries on tax and customs issues.
The consortium’s mission is to encourage the competitive growth of the area’s wineries. These represent an important sector of the economy and must be supported and preserved. Constant collaboration with the Agency will facilitate dialogues on the correct interpretation of norms and will limit the operative inconveniences, protests and tension between the public body and the private sector. Wineries will benefit in turn with increased competitiveness on International markets.
The protocol foresees that the Agency and the Consortium co-organise training and informative events as well as periodic workshops for the areas wineries to give information on the establishments, fulfilment and new features of the norms and practices linked to customs and excise tax. The Consorzio Valpolicella will collect comments from the wineries regarding their needs, criticisms and difficulties and transmit them to the Interregional Management for Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia of the Customs and Monopolies Agency. This will help to find solutions and create projects together with the Customs Office of Verona. Answers from the Agency will be published on the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella’s website in order to create a resource for the area’s businesses.
In coming moths, the Customs Office of Verona will organize a series of informative meetings regarding existing benefits and simplifications. The issues will include the AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) certification that provides benefits in customs procedures.