United Arab Emirates


AEO customs transactions make 61% of Dubai Customs activity in H1, 2020

AEO customs transactions make 61% of Dubai Customs activity in H1, 2020

4th October 2020 – Figures released by Dubai Customs showed that customs transactions done through the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) reached 4.4m constituting 61% of the total number of transactions (7.2m) in H1, 2020. The leading program has played an important role during the pandemic in facilitating external trade. Companies, members of the program, boosted their business activity, especially in importing foodstuff and medical supplies, motivated by a number...

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Dubai Customs’ transactions grow 38% to AED7 million in H1, 2020

Dubai Customs’ transactions grow 38% to AED7 million in H1, 2020

Dubai, 16th September 2020 – Dubai’s economy continued its exceptional performance despite headwinds from a slowdown in the global economic growth due to the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. The number of customs transactions completed by Dubai Customs skyrocketed 38.5 percent in the first six months of 2020 to reach 7.2 million compared to 5.2 million transactions in the corresponding period in 2019. This reflects the vital role Dubai plays as...

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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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