Dubai Customs launches the early targeting system for shipments to support trade and facilitate its flow

Dubai Customs, in cooperation with the Dubai Digital Authority, announced the launch of the "Early Targeting System for Cargo", which is the first smart system of its kind in the UAE, as part of the department's efforts to support commercial traffic, enhance the security system and combat illegal trade, in the context of The innovative initiatives that will be announced as part of the "UAE Innovates 2023" activities during the month of February.

The head of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, confirmed that work is continuing with the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Border Crossings Security Council, in order to achieve the highest levels of efficiency in protecting border crossings, and to upgrade the professional and technical capabilities of the teams. Based on the security of the ports, pointing out that the launch of the early targeting system for shipments aims to support legitimate trade and enhance its growth opportunities in a way that contributes to achieving the strategic goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33), especially with regard to doubling the volume of Dubai's foreign trade to 25 trillion dirhams, as well as linking the emirate Dubai with 400 new cities around the world over the next 10 years.

Bin Sulayem also stressed the importance of the system and its role in enhancing the security measures of the Emirate of Dubai and the UAE, and protecting society from security, health and environmental risks by monitoring the movement of goods and merchandise and detecting and tracking shipments, in addition to facilitating commercial procedures and operations and supporting the supply chain around the world, which establishes the position Dubai pioneer on the world trade map.

He explained that Dubai Customs has a vital role in combating prohibited and dangerous materials in light of the development of business and supply chains by land, sea and air, especially since Dubai trades with more than 200 countries in the world, which confirms the importance of tightening control, creating projects and adopting technologies that contribute to preserving On the security of society, and the promotion of economic and trade exchange, by enabling companies to transport goods across international borders with the greatest degree of transparency and safety, and by providing advance and secure information about shipments before their arrival in advance.

For his part, the Director General of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, praised the efforts of the specialized teams at Dubai Customs in launching the early targeting system for shipments. He also praised the cooperation of the concerned authorities in the country, and its impact on supporting the security and customs system, indicating that Dubai Customs has With cumulative technical and technical expertise since building the risk engine, which was designed with internal competencies in order to address the security challenges associated with customs transactions that are completed around the clock. During the year 2022, Dubai Customs was able to complete approximately 25.8 million transactions.

Musabih explained that the new system will contribute to reducing the release time of goods and ensure flexibility and smooth entry of shipments as a result of providing advance information about goods within a smart system with high efficiency and effectiveness in tracking shipments and reducing the percentage of inspection of incoming goods, stressing the importance and effectiveness of early warning systems in contributing to the detection of Illegal shipments and items.

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