Who we are
Guimarães da Costa began its activity in 1974.
GdC started its activity more than 45 years ago, holding a relevant position in the customs area, both from the point of view of professional skills and contribution to the construction and consolidation of a solid and consistent activity in the International Trade of its Clients.
The relationship with some Clients has more than 40 years, and this capacity to retain clients and the prominent position achieved in the market over the years is particularly due to this:
In 2019, Joaquim Guimarães da Costa – Master in Management by the University of Lisbon and Official Dispatcher with number 635 –, becomes the CEO of GDC | Global Compliance.
We are the first and the only Official Dispatcher in Portugal to be certified by the IFCBA – International Federation of Customs Brokers Association – a worldwide reference entity, regulator of good practices and customs competences.
For 45 years GdC – Global Compliance has contributed to the construction and consolidation of a solid and consistent activity in the International Trade of our Customers.
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More than 45 years of trust
Our provision of services to companies in different areas of activity allowed us to develop and adapt by sector.
In order to to exercise their profession, customs representatives must provide a bond, bank or insurance guarantee that will serve as a guarantee, in the first place, to the State and to other injured parties, if any.
Customs and tax legislation, national or community law requires, that in order to exercise the profession namely in relation to the declarations in which it is involved:
a to make use of good customs techniques in the exercise of its profession;
In the exercise of their profession, customs representatives must provide all the collaboration required to the official national and community entities which coordinate the fight against fraud and tax and customs evasion.