What is Customs Surveillance?
Learn about the organisation and functions of the Customs Surveillance Service
Customs Surveillance is a Deputy Directorate that depends, organically and functionally, on the Customs and Excise Department and is part of the State Tax Administration Agency (AEAT), which belongs to the Ministry of Finance.
In terms of organisation, the Deputy Directorate of Customs Surveillance, at the central level, is composed of the Sub-Directorate General for Operations and the Sub-Directorate General for Logistics.
At the territorial level, the Head of the Regional Customs Surveillance Area has the status of Deputy to the Head of the Regional Customs and Excise Unit.One or three Regional Unit Headquarters report to him (depending on whether or not the Area has naval air assets):the Regional Operational Unit, the Naval Air Unit and the Logistics Unit.And, in turn, the Regional Area includes the Operational Research Units, the Maritime and Air Bases, and the Combined Units (in those places where an Operational Unit and a Maritime Base coexist).