GWC has been accredited in the GCC Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme, “adding another feather to its cap as it pursues out its mission to deliver unrivalled service to its clients.”
It follows the formal commencement of the GCC AEO programme on January 1, 2023, enabling GWC to function as an authorised economic operator. This comes as a progression to GWC becoming the first logistics company in Qatar to get AEO certification in customs clearance category in 2021.
With quicker turnaround and greater compliance with top-notch safety and security standards, GWC was able to offer its diverse range of services.
Ranjeev Menon, Group CEO, GWC, commented: "Obtaining the GCC AEO programme accreditation strengthens our position as the top logistics supplier in Qatar. This is the result of our efforts to provide the best calibre of services, and it gives us tremendous pride. We look forward to helping our clients and providing them with enhanced supply chain solutions”.
In accordance with World Customs Organisation norms, the General Authority of Customs introduced the Authorised Economic Operation programme in 2019 to foster engagement and co-operation with the private sector to facilitate international trade.
The GCC AEO programme gives GCC-wide benefits on procedures, laws, customs clearance, among other advantages, and enables qualified traders to collaborate with customs authorities and the private sector.
The GCC Authorised Economic Operators are given additional benefits and incentives by the General Authority of Customs in the State of Qatar, which streamlines the customs’ processes for the certified businesses.
GWC's Ras Abu Fontas facility
GWC Group CEO Ranjeev Menon