Dubai Customs completed 12.7 million customs declarations within 8 months

Exceptional facilities for visitors and merchandise for Expo 2020 Dubai

  • The happiness rate of customers with Dubai Customs smart services reached 98%.

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  • Ahmed Mahboub Musabih: “Providing smart and innovative services and customs facilities that support companies’ activities and reduce costs for them.”

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Dubai Customs confirmed its provision of exceptional customs services and facilities, whether for goods or for visitors to the global event "Expo 2020 Dubai".

She explained during an open meeting with business and trade groups at the third meeting of the advisory board of "Dubai Customs", that this huge exhibition will push towards further recovery of the economic sectors.

Advisory Board

In detail, the CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboub Musabih, stressed that the "fifty projects" announced by the UAE government represent a strong incentive and an opportunity for companies and business sectors to develop exports, attract new investments, and promote the trade exchange.

He explained during an open meeting with business and trade groups, at the third meeting of the Advisory Council of Dubai Customs, that the projects included an increase in Emirati exports by 10% annually to 10 major markets, raising the value of trade exchange with specific markets by 40 billion dirhams annually, and providing Economic opportunities aimed at attracting foreign investments worth 550 billion dirhams, within nine years.

He said that Dubai Customs, through its globally advanced services, will be keen to achieve this ambitious strategy, by providing smart and innovative services and customs facilities that support the activities of companies, reduce their costs, and increase their commercial revenues, to consolidate the position of the UAE as a regional and international center for trade and re-export. , and achieve breakthroughs in investment and trade.

customs data

He revealed that one of the positive news that confirms the continuation of the commercial sector in Dubai to its strong momentum, after the pandemic of the Corona virus (Covid-19), the completion of “Dubai Customs” more than 12.7 million customs declarations, during the first eight months of this year, pointing out that 99.6 % of it was done through the department's smart channels and systems.

He expected Dubai's non-oil foreign trade rates to continue their upward growth in the coming years, reaching two trillion dirhams, according to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

«Expo 2020 Dubai»

During the meeting, Musabih said that "Dubai Customs" provided exceptional customs services and facilities, whether for goods or for visitors to the global event "Expo 2020 Dubai", which is a few days away from its launch, noting that this huge exhibition will push towards further recovery of the economic sectors.

He added that among the services provided by "Dubai Customs" around the clock to facilitate exhibitors and travelers, the "Expo 2020 Smart Customs" channel developed by the department, the temporary admission book, the smart audit system, the integrated business channel B2G, and the application of smart early disclosure for travelers, pointing out that The services of "Dubai Customs" have become a model in the customs work, as the percentage of happiness of customers with the smart services of "Dubai Customs" reached 98%.

foreign trade

During the meeting, efforts were also reviewed to bring Dubai’s foreign trade to two trillion dirhams, and the plans followed to achieve this goal, including strengthening the role of the “Accredited Economic Operator Program”, which accounts for 74% of customs transactions, and the significant development of the Dubai Trade platform, which is directly linked with the “Accredited Economic Operator Program”. Expo”, as the number of transactions completed on the platform is expected to reach 21.6 million transactions in 2022.

Also among the efforts are: opening new bridges for trade, as it achieved an increase in trade exchanges with partners, the "Global Logistics Passport" initiative, and the merchants' market in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza).

E-Commerce

The "Dubai E-Commerce Strategy" was also discussed, which aims to enhance Dubai's position as a global logistics platform for the region, bringing the volume of e-commerce to 12 billion dirhams in GDP until 2023, through a number of stimulating initiatives, attracting foreign investments, and increasing the share of companies existing in the Emirate of Dubai in the local and regional distribution of e-commerce to 24 billion dirhams by 2022, by reducing the total cost of e-commerce operations by 20%, which includes the costs of returned goods, warehousing, customs duties, value added and transportation, and the “Dubai Customs” plan to develop an initiative The cross-border e-commerce platform that is transforming Dubai into a global e-commerce platform.

Food and health security

The Chairman of the Multinational Companies Working Group, Rami Zaki, reviewed the opportunities to achieve more cooperation between the public and private sectors, pointing out that the group seeks to provide channels for effective communication with the government, in the fields of business, investment and commercial activities, through the exchange of experiences and best global practices. And strengthening the position of the UAE and Dubai as a global center for trade and business.

In turn, the head of the Supply Chain and Logistics Group, Ravi Kochi Manchi, addressed the UAE's dynamic handling of containing the effects of the "Covid-19" pandemic, referring to the global trend to automate procedures, which is one of the most important lessons learned from the pandemic, and stressed that the food security system And health care in the Emirates has proven its effectiveness with distinction.

• The "Expo 2020 Smart Customs Channel" is one of the services provided by "Dubai Customs" around the clock to facilitate exhibitors and travelers.

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