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.

Advisory Committee


The Safe Zone International Advisory Committee or SIAC (the “Committee”) consisting of prominent members from diverse industries covering all regions of the world is formed for the purpose of informing and advising the World FZO on customs and international trade matters from the perspective of international institutions and the private sector.


The Committee will:

  • Support and advise the matters related to the SAFE ZONE programme

  • Ensure the SAFE ZONE program's continued development and alignment with sound compliance and risk management approaches;

  • Recommend improvements and changes to the SAFE ZONE programme

  • Will support the core values of the SAFE ZONE programme

  • Update and advise the board of the World FZO about the activities of the Committee and the SAFE ZONE programme.

The Committee will consist of members from:

  • World FZO Board of Directors & Policy Committee members;

  • Certified Free Zones;

(Minimum one member from each of the six regions);

  • Representatives from international institutions and organizations & private sector

Dr. Martin Ibarra

Vice Chairman

World Free Zones Organization, Colombia

Shannon Fura


Page·Fura, USA

Srikanth Badiga

Group Director

Phoenix Group, India

Lisandro Granuza


Zona Franca Bahía Blanca Coronel Rosales, Argentina

Emeka Ene

Enpower Free Zone Management Company

FZE, Nigeria

Philippe Dauvergne


LE FREEPORT, Luxembourg

Eimantas Kiuduals


Klaipeda Free Economic Zone Management Company, Lithuania

Juan Pablo Rivera


Zona Franca de Bogotá S.A, Colombia

Blanca Sorigue

Director General/Managing Director

El Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona, Spain

Nasser Al Madani

Chief Advisor

Dubai Airport Free Zone, United Arab Emirates

Bruno Delay


Enterprise & Diplomatie, France

Alejandro Arola


Arola Group, Spain

Enrique Canon Pedragosa


Montevideo, Uruguay