United Arab Emirates


Abu Dhabi customs rolls out stimulus package for importers

The General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs rolled out an economic stimulus package to offset the impact of the coronavirus on businesses who use the emirate’s ports for imports or as a transit gateway. The new incentives include the postponement of customs duties for 90 days for importers through facilities accounts and the acceptance of institutional guarantees, instead of bank guarantees, for customs transactions. Importers can also use pre-clearance...

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Abu Dhabi’s customs authority to boost trade by pre-clearing goods faster

Abu Dhabi’s customs authority to boost trade by pre-clearing goods faster

By Delores Johnson Feb 2 2020 / The National It aims to drive growth by reducing costs and clearing shipments more efficiently through ports The General Administration of Customs in Abu Dhabi aims to increase trade in the emirate by boosting the number of pre-cleared items to 15 per cent of the total registered items in 2020. Only 8 per cent of all goods were pre-cleared before arriving at...

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