Online resources

You can find a lot of different online resources on opmas.dk covering Temporary Admission and full importation

Portals collecting all the relevant information
Theme Page Full importation
Theme Page Temporary Admission

On the Resource page
Reviews: present an overview and a deeper insight in various subjects
Short articles: see the 10 typical errors
Short stories: get the essence of the two importation alternatives in a short and quick way
Quick Guides: compare the different importation alternatives
EU/Schengen maps, post-Brexit: 3 different maps made for customs and aviation use

On separate pages
Survey Results: 9 different surveys with in-depth analysis of specific topics
Intro videos: explainer videos on how to fly within the European Union
Brexit update: Brexit update with an overview of the important dates
News: list of news flashes
Links: list of relevant links and other downloads

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OPMAS Reviews – Present an overview in various subjects

A quick overview of aircraft
importation and admission issues

Updated May 2020
Start here to get an intro to Temporary Admission and full importation.
Gives you a quick overview of aircraft importation and admission in the European Union. Please also see the ‘Short Stories’ and ‘What are the 10 typical errors and misunderstandings’ for a deeper insight.

We have once again updated our most popular publication yet.

The May 2020 (vol. 10) update includes:

  • A quick introduction to aircraft importation and admission issues
  • How to fly in the EU according to the customs regulation
  • Practical use of the current EU regulation/guidelines
  • How to avoid the grey zones
  • How to handle private usage of a corporate aircraft
  • The newest guidance about Temporary Admission NEW
  • How to handle Maintenance, Repair or Overhaul (MRO) NEW
  • How to handle a sale, export and returned goods NEW
  • Brexit NEW
  • How to choose between Temporary Admission and full importation

The previous versions of the publication have been read more than 25,000 times by aircraft owners and operators from all over the world. It is our hope that just as many will find the new version as informative.

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About the “airline” VAT exemption

Updated October 2019
Our interpretation of the judgement from the European Court of Justice which allows 0% VAT full importation for international charter operators.

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About EU VAT

Updated february 2017
Read this review if you want to get a quick overview of the European Union VAT system.

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OPMAS Short articles – Present short answers and deeper insights in various topics

Temporary Admission: what are the 10 typical errors and misunderstandings?

Added November 2018
We have compiled the most typical errors and misunderstandings in the list below and have included a short explanation and a link to access for further information.

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Full importation: what are the 10 typical errors and misunderstandings?

Updated October 2019
We have compiled the most typical errors and misunderstandings in the list below and have included a short explanation and a link to access for further information.

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OPMAS Short stories  – Present short answers and deeper insights about full importation and temporary Admission

The short story about Temporary Admission

Added August 2018
These short stories are meant to only focus on important subjects with the use of short statements in order to give the reader a quick overview and a deeper insight.
Temporary Admission is only for entities established outside the EU and comes with some limitations.

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The short story about full importation

Updated October 2019
These short stories are meant to only focus on important subjects with the use of short statements in order to give the reader a quick overview and a deeper insight.
Full importation is mainly for EU-established entities, grants free circulation for the aircraft and offers a lot of privileges but also a lot of potential liability and includes procedures which continuously must be handled correctly.

Downlaod PDF – Option 1 for non-business aircraft owners and users – by fully paying the import VAT.
Download PDF – Option 2 for business aircraft owners, as Part 91 – by reclaiming/deferring the import VAT.
Download PDF – Option 3 for international airlines, as Part 135 – the import VAT is exempted (0%).

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OPMAS Quick Guides – Compare Temporary Admission and full importation

Private and corporate aircraft / Part 91 operators or similar

Updated November 2017
The Quick Guide covers the typical case where an aircraft is owned/operated by a company or legal entity and used for private and corporate purposes.

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International AOC / Part 135 charter certificate holders or similar

Updated October 2019
The Quick Guide covers the typical case where an aircraft is operated commercially by international AOC Part 135/ charter certificate holders.

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EU maps 2020, post-Brexit, for customs and aviation use

See the areas which are included/excluded in the VAT area and the EU Customs territory

Note: the Brexit date on 31st, January 2020 does not really change anything right now. The UK is still a part of the EU Customs territory at least to the end of 2020.

We have also as a service added an updated Schengen passport area map as many are confused over the differences between this area and the EU member states, the VAT area and the customs territory.

UPDATED TO VERSION 2 WITH MORE DETAILS

The 27 European Union member states and special member state territories

Updated February 2020
This map gives the full overview over the 27 EU member states, the VAT area and the customs territory.

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UPDATED TO VERSION 2 WITH MORE DETAILS

The Brexit areas

Updated February 2020
This map shows the Brexit areas in an enlarged view.

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UPDATED TO VERSION 2 WITH MORE DETAILS

The Schengen passport area

Updated February 2020
This map gives a overview of the Schengen passport area.

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Online resources

You can find a lot of different online resources on opmas.dk covering Temporary Admission and full importation

Portals collecting all the relevant information
Theme Page Full importation
Theme Page Temporary Admission

On the Resource page
Reviews: present an overview and a deeper insight in various subjects
Short articles: see the 10 typical errors
Short stories: get the essence of the two importation alternatives in a short and quick way
Quick Guides: compare the different importation alternatives
EU/Schengen maps, post-Brexit: 3 different maps made for customs and aviation use

On separate pages
Survey Results: 9 different surveys with in-depth analysis of specific topics
Intro videos: explainer videos on how to fly within the European Union
Brexit update: Brexit update with an overview of the important dates
News: list of news flashes
Links: list of relevant links and other downloads

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