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

Added November 2018

List of the 10 typical errors and misunderstandings:

7. The use of the Supporting Document does not give free circulation: It is a common misunderstanding. The use of the form does not give a carte blanche to fly freely within the EU without meeting any preconditions.
 KNOW MORE: Short Story: What is the function of the ‘Supporting Document’?

The majority of the above-mentioned points are critical factors. Mistakes can be costly if the aircraft and the preconditions for the Temporary Admission procedure are checked through a customs ramp check.

Tax havens and the Paradise Papers
A few EU member states handle aircraft admission/importation differently. These states do not follow the EU standards or guidelines and this is often sanctioned by their local tax/customs authorities in order to offer a better business environment or to create local gateways for certain industries. These jurisdictions are known to bend the rules in favor of local companies often by only implementing a light version of any new regulation or by simply ignoring or delaying the required implementation. The Paradise Papers have highlighted some of these EU tax havens. These jurisdictions and related industries will without any doubt have the full attention of several national and EU authorities in the future. We will see many changes and audits of the regulation in the future thus no one should import an aircraft without a binding advance tax ruling.

Who can use Temporary Admission?
Temporary Admission is meant to allow EU outsiders, which means that the aircraft is both owned/registered/operated/based outside the EU (all criteria must be fulfilled), to be able to roam freely within the EU for a certain period. Temporary Admission cannot be used by EU insiders where the aircraft is either owned/registered/operated/based and mainly used inside the EU (just one criterion must be fulfilled). Mandatorily, EU insiders must use full importation.
 KNOW MORE: Short Story: The basic preconditions for EU outsiders

Check our online resources if you want to dig deeper into the above points!
OPMAS Short articles: gives a short insight in various topics
OPMAS Short stories: get the essence of the two importation alternatives in a short and quick way
OPMAS Reviews: present an overview and a deeper insight in various subjects
OPMAS Quick Guides: compare the different importation alternatives
OPMAS Surveys: in-depth analysis of specific topics

How can we help?
Please, ask OPMAS about the service we provide to support users of Temporary Admission. Our service covers much more than handling necessary customs paperwork. It is a turnkey solution for non-EU owners and operators who want to fly within the EU. Firstly, we analyse the owner/operator scenario to secure compliance with Temporary Admission regulation and provide guidance for the correct use of Temporary Admission. Hereafter, we secure the specific set-up and take care of all supporting customs paperwork. Finally, we give specific instructions to crew and ops on how to fly within the EU including free support as long the aircraft is operated in the recommended way.

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