Prepared by "Dubai Customs" and includes the competitive advantages provided by Dubai Trade and Investment

A program that introduces participants in "Expo 2020 Dubai" to trade and customs facilities

  • Dubai Customs launched a cross-border e-commerce platform using Blockchain.

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  • Ahmed Mahboub Musabih: “(Smart Disclosure) shortens the traveler’s transit time to finish customs procedures in less than 4 minutes.”


Dubai Customs has prepared an integrated presentation to inform the participants in the World Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be hosted by the emirate from October 2021 to March 2022, on all the commercial and customs services and facilities it provides, to enable traders and companies to achieve the best financial return, when they choose Dubai as a destination. For their commercial operations, and a center for their investments and projects, which enhances the emirate's ability to attract trade and investment from all countries of the world, to support economic growth in the UAE.

smart channel

In a statement yesterday, the department stated that the participants in "Expo 2020 Dubai" will be introduced to trade and customs services and facilities, through an integrated network of smart channels approved by the department, to reach all participants in the exhibition, and inform them of the great competitive advantages that Dubai Trade and Investment provides. At the forefront of these channels is the “Expo 2020 Smart Customs Channel” developed by Dubai Customs, in implementation of one of the customs initiatives included in the UAE’s candidacy file in 2013 to host the World Expo in Dubai.

Dubai Customs confirmed that the department's specialized work teams have developed an integrated structure for the "Expo 2020 Smart Customs Channel", where the specialized customs centers in Jebel Ali, Logistics City and Al Maktoum Airport will complete the Expo 2020 transactions around the clock. , using the latest smart systems that have been developed to complete customs transactions without delay, in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Economic operator

Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, said that the department launched the "Expo Smart Channel" to integrate with all customs initiatives developed by "Dubai Customs" to support the success of "Expo 2020 Dubai", pointing out that the channel is one of the best facilities it provides. Dubai Customs” for the participants in the exhibition, to enable them to learn about the customs initiatives and projects that have been developed to serve customers.

He added: "The (Authorised Economic Operator Program), which was launched at the federal level, has been developed to support the growth in the quantity and value of foreign trade with trading partners. Since the launch of the program in the country, there are 80 companies that are members of the program, with a foreign trade value of 20 billion dirhams." .

He explained that the department launched a cross-border e-commerce platform using “Blockchain” technologies, which is the first platform of its kind in the region, with the aim of increasing the share of companies located in Dubai in the local and regional distribution of e-commerce to 24 billion dirhams by 2022.

Smart Disclosure

Musabeh continued: "Dubai Customs will present to the participants in the World Expo its projects and initiatives that support its ability to play its vital role in protecting society and facilitating trade, most notably (the smart early disclosure system) that enhances the effectiveness of the customs inspection system at Dubai airports. Travelers can access prohibited and restricted materials, and through the second phase of developing the smart early disclosure initiative, they can take advantage of the artificial intelligence feature that allows the application to identify the goods to be disclosed once they are photographed, and then provide the coordinator code, and determine the customs duties due on them, In addition to activating the scanner to read and store travel information without having to fill it in, and access to the services of the Dubai International Airport building by locating restaurants, duty free shops, exit gates and the locations of Dubai Customs employees.”

He added: “The (Smart Disclosure) application, which is available on the (Google Play) and (App Store) stores, provides for those coming to Dubai, the prior disclosure of goods, personal belongings and gifts, coins, and cash amounts received with the traveler. The application also provides the feature of requesting the completion of transactions. received before reaching the country, and around the clock, shortening the time of their crossing through the red path to finish customs procedures in less than four minutes.”

Electronic consent

Mosbeh stressed that among the most important systems developed by the department, which are considered a strong support for the participants in "Expo 2020 Dubai": the risk engine system, the smart audit system, the integrated business channel B2G, and the smart workspace, pointing out that these smart systems crown the integrated technical development of the department's operations. And the advanced business model that is applied to complete customs operations to support economic growth, as 97.8% of customs transactions related to clearance and release of shipments receive automatic electronic approval without any human intervention.

world conference

Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, said that the department accompanied the preparations of the state organization for the "Expo 2020 Dubai" exhibition, with the convening of the Fifth International Conference of the Authorized Economic Operator, which was organized by the department during the period from 25 to 27 last May, in partnership with the Federal Customs Authority. and in cooperation with the World Customs Organization.

The work of the conference lasted for three days, with the participation of about 100 speakers, and was attended by more than 12,000 specialists from 160 countries. It is the first conference of its kind organized in the region, representing a qualitative leap that supports the success of customs work and its continuous development.

• 97.8% of customs transactions related to clearance and release of shipments receive automatic electronic approval without human intervention.

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