The AEO certification will enable Octal to elevate its manufacturing prowess, enhance its import and export portfolio, and increase the strategic value of its trade management operations in over 140 markets worldwide, according to a press release.
The company received the certificate as a result of its strong track record of customs compliance and security standards.
Colonel Khalifa al Syiabi, director general of customs, said, “Octal is one of the first private sector companies in Oman to obtain the AEO certificate after demonstrating a strong track record of customs compliance, processes and systems.
The programme is a trade facilitation measure that recognises reliable operators and encourages best practice in the international supply chain, prevent disruptions to the flow of goods, offer local companies a competitive advantage, and most importantly, position Oman as a secure trading hub.”
Amer Ali Hubais, manager of governmental affairs at Octal, said, “Receiving the AEO certification cements our role as a trusted trading partner that constantly improves supply chain processes, benefiting our longlist of customers around the world. It reinforces our commitment to implementing and streamlining the mandates of the directorate general of customs across the business community in Oman.
We also look forward to growing this partnership and help benchmark excellence throughout all trading sectors in full alignment with Oman’s 2040 Logistics Strategy.”
The AEO programme was implemented by Royal Oman Police at the directorate general of customs. The globally-recognised certification is in full compliance with the World Customs Organization’s (WCO) standards and the framework developed by the WCO.