System launched to share customs information

The Federal Customs Authority (FCA) on Tuesday launched a system to exchange information on seized goods in all customs outlets across the state.

By (Wam)

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2012, 9:59 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:20 PM

This step is aimed at protecting the security of the society and building a database to make the right decisions and procedures against inappropriate customs practices.

Khalid Ali Al Bustani, acting Director-General of the FCA, said that exchanging information about seized goods is one of the basic instruments directed towards attaining the strategic goals of the federal government and the FCA.

This system is a new and major part of the advanced electronic systems, which the FCA aims to apply in customs across the state, so as to improve customs performance and enhance monitoring in different outlets. Al Bustani added that the FCA had earlier applied the automated clearing and statistic systems in this regard, in addition to the electronic monitoring of commodity prices.

The new system contributes to protecting the security of the society and enhancing the ability of the state’s customs outlets to detect violations through establishing an electronic database that is regularly fed with the data and images of the seized goods detected by customs officials and competent authorities in land, sea and air outlets.

More news from