The European Union have introduced complimentary to the ICAO Annexure 17 Regulations (covered under Part 108 of the SACAA Regulations) security measures which cover air cargo or mail carriers operating into the EU from a third country airport. This means that from 1st July 2014 no cargo may be flown on an aircraft into the European Union without strict adherence to the measures that are required under these Regulations.
In order to comply with the regulations airlines have already made written declarations of commitment to the EU, all forwarding, courier agents, airlines and consignors must become validated by an EU qualified validator accredited by an EU member state. KWE is fully aligned to these regulations and if officially a RA3 Agent.
As a premier air freight cargo company, we pride ourselves in being compliant to the many laws that govern the movement of cargo, not only in South Africa but also globally. We were the first agent in South Africa to be certified against the CAA's Part 108 security policy. We continuously strive towards maintaining the highest possible standards when it comes to managing our customers' freight. We are certified in the following of our facilities: Mobeni– Durban, Jet Park – Johannesburg Airport and Industria - Cape Town.
KWE have been certified globally as C-TPAT compliant. This standard governs all cargo entering the USA, either by air or ocean. We do pride ourselves in ensuring that all cargo destined for the USA meets their stringent requirements such as ISF etc.
We are AEO compliant. The requirements are similar to C-TPAT and governs all cargo entering Europe.
KWE is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standards as prescribed by ISO. We have fully adopted the ISO 9001:2008 as the ethos of our company and use the quality elements defined by ISO, to create a business system and not a quality system.
Our certification for ISO 9001:2008 means we can now strive to obtain a certification in ISO 14001. As a business group, we enthusiastically embrace environmental preservation practices. Locally, we have already replaced our server infrastructure and effectively reduced electricity usage by approx. 60%. We have also committed to plant a tree for every container sent from Johannesburg to Durban.
As a subsidiary of KWEInc, a public entity listed on the Nikkei stock exchange, we are bound by the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law of Japan (JSOX). Whilst KWE South Africa is audited against ISO 9001:2008, we are audited against JSOX as well, so as to ensure financial compliance across the group of companies, thereby protecting the interests of our shareholders, investors and employees respectively.
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