Certifications-Free Zone

Safe Zone

The Safe zone is a voluntary certification built around established global standards. Free Zone accreditation is based on risk management, compliance management and a validation inspection by a vetted third party expert. From Prospect to Platinum certified, Free Zones can ultimately use this certification to apply for AEO status in accordance with relevant national customs administration.


Participation in the Safe Zone program recognizes that the free zone is a responsible stakeholder in the supply chain and its important role in the international flow of goods.

Participants commit to continued economic development and recognize the need for free zones to safeguard legal trade. Participants understand that transparent compliance and risk management is important for them to be regarded by governments and other stakeholders as a safe place for goods in the supply chain.

The Safe Zone program will:

  • Make it possible for free zones to be better integrated into global supply chains;

  • Improve global supply chain security

  • Improve the corporate image of free zones

  • Attract new business

  • Create additional value for operators and their host countries

The additional benefits are:

  • The Safe Zone Certificate to be handed over during the official certification ceremony

  • Safe Zone status is a recognition of their compliance maturity.

  • Listing on World FZO's Certifications website providing public recognition by World FZO.

  • Privilege access to premium content on certificationshub.com website

  • Acknowledgement from the international community

  • Acknowledgement by other supply chain stakeholders that can attract new business

  • Safe Zone Package (logotypes etc.) – material for marketing and promotion

  • Safe Zone VIP Pass at World FZO events

  • Safe Zone Application to manage status, report deviations and to contact World FZO leadership.

Additional benefits will be added as the Safe Zone program matures