Dubai Customs inspection and clearance operations at sea, air and land entry-points have been running around the clock to ensure smooth flow of cross-border trade as well as make sure goods shipments and medical supplies are delivered on time to respective consignees.
Dubai Customs Passenger Operations Department revealed that it has handled 10.2 million pieces of baggage for 5 million passengers through 44,358 Dubai-bound flights during the first half of this year.
Dubai Customs has been named 2020 Asia-Pacific PMO of the Year in the PMO Global Awards competition organized by PMO Global Alliance, a global community of professionals in project management.
Dubai Customs reported a 23% growth in the value of Dubai's foreign trade of sterilizers and disinfectants, which reached AED 70 million during the first half of this year, compared to AED 56.8 million in the corresponding period last year.
As part of their relentless efforts to protect the society and secure Dubai’s ports, Dubai Customs launched Siyaj (Fence) initiative: the first integrated control 24/7 system in the world.
Dubai Customs announced the official working hours at its customs centers during the Eid Al-Adha holiday, to help individuals and companies clear their goods without any delay.
According to latest statistics of Refund and Maqasa Department at Dubai Customs, 452,300 insurance refund requests with a value of Dh 3.2b have been completed in H1 2020. The smart Insurance Refund Portal helps clients submit their claims 24/7, which saves their time and reduces cost on them.
In line with the directives of the Dubai government to support investors and reduce financial burdens on them, Dubai Customs signed a strategic memorandum of understanding with DIFC to enhance joint relations between government agencies and private institutions.
According to the latest trade statistics, Dubai’s food imports touched AED22 billion (6.23 million tonnes), while exports reached AED5.5 billion (2.1 million tonnes) and re-exports amounted to AED4.5 billion (733,000 tonnes) in H1 2020.
The guide, prepared by the Tariff and Origin Department, outlines all the procedures and steps that need to be taken by companies to avail for the services and facilities provided by Dubai Customs to transit activity.
The new device will alert frontline inspection officers of any radiation over exposure.
This follows the government directives of gradual return to offices which Dubai Customs started from 14th June 2020.
Dubai saw exceptional growth in business registration applications. Against all odds, Dubai Customs completed 107,000 business registration requests from January to May, growing 95 percent from 55,000 in the first five months in 2019.
The package also includes the cancellation of the Dhs 50,000 bank guarantee or cash required to undertake customs clearance activity. Bank guarantee or cash paid by existing customs clearance companies will be refunded.
During the first Customs Consultative Council meeting 2020, organised quarterly by Dubai Customs, representatives and heads of business groups in Dubai confirmed that Dubai always stands with them against any economic challenges.
Dubai Customs continues its recognizable role in facilitating legitimate trade, enhancing the national economy and supporting the national efforts against the negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.