Dubai Customs to launch e-clearance of goods soon

DUBAI — Ahmed Buti Ahmed, Director-General of Dubai Customs has announced new business processes and projects, which the authority intends to implement in the near future, particularly in connection with online customs transactions.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 24 Jul 2005, 10:29 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:43 PM

The announcement was made during a meeting, which Dubai Customs planned since the introduction of its 'Reform and Modernisation Programme' (RMP), to be held with all parties concerned.

Buti said that Dubai Customs had made great strides in strengthening trade partnership and cooperative relations with its clients and quoted Michel Daniel, Secretary-General of the World Customs Organisation, who said that Dubai Customs' efforts in maintaining relations with trade stakeholders is an exemplary experiment for other customs administrations.

The RMP in-charge also outlined the components of the programme.

Mohammed Al Mari, executive director of customs operations said: "Without the business community's collaboration, the RMP deliverables can never be attained. There are many free zones in Dubai that will be constructed over the next few years."

Fulfilling the business sector's requirements on the one hand and the Dubai government's on the other hand, Al Mari brought up a new concept for the public and private customs warehouses as to act as a vital center supporting the supply chain security in the international trade and representing a starting point towards new markets worldwide.

Ahmed bin Lahij, Senior Manager of Customs Compliance briefed the meeting on the clients accreditation and compliance project according to the customer's record and the transactional volume with Customs. "The clients voluntary compliance with current rules and regulations will grant him facilitations as compared to his compliance where trade business processes can be developed and simplified as well as protecting the business and investment environment in Dubai."

"Dubai Customs will launch in the near future the application of e-clearance (of goods) throughout the customs locations as part of RMP directives, he added.

Referring to the Customs Broker Project, Bin Lahij added: "The project would support exporters and importers in compliance with the customs law in force. Such brokers shall, on behalf of their clients, provide precise information and pay the due duties to the respective customs locations.

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