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New RAK transit system to cut time

Ras Al Khaimah Customs Department has signed an agreement with the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE to introduce a global customs transit system in the emirate that will reduce the time trucks spend at borders from days to hours.

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Dubai Customs seizes 1,000 illegal items in H1

The Dubai Customs’ Passenger Operations Department has conducted 1037 confiscations over the first half of the year, an increase of 23 per cent over the same period last year. The seized items included narcotic drugs, prohib

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Bahrain-Saudi causeway trucks waiting time cut

Waiting times for trucks at the Bahrain customs area at King Fahad Causewayi have been slashed by a third in one month, a report said. Loaded trucks have had a waiting period reduced from 757 minutes to 505 minutes, reported the G

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Dubai Customs delivers 4.5m transactions in H1

The total number of transactions performed by Dubai Customs during the first half of this year (H1) grew 10 per cent to 4.5 million, compared to 4.1 million in the same period of last year. “The mounting growth in the number of de

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Dubai summit to focus on trade facilitation issues

A new summit dedicated to customs and trade facilitation issues will be launched at a gathering of business and government leaders from more than 80 countries in Dubai in October. The ‘Global Customs and Trade Facilitation&r

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Abu Dhabi Customs signs global transit system deal

Abu Dhabi Department of Finance and the General Administration of Customs have signed an agreement with the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE) to work together to introduce a global customs transit system in the emirates.

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Abu Dhabi foils bid to smuggle liquor bottles

The Abu Dhabi customs officials recently foiled an attempt by a Arab driver to smuggle 16,713 bottles of alcohol out of the country in a vegetable-laden truck. He was caught at the Al Ghuwaifat border after the port inspectors wer

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Bahrain joins worldwide ATA carnets network

Bahrain has joined the worldwide network of countries that accept and issue "ATA carnets," also known as a "passport for goods." The ATA carnet is an international customs document that permits duty-free and ta

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New system to cut border delays in UAE

A global customs transit system, which cuts the time trucks spend at borders from days to hours, is likely to be fully operational by the end of the year in the UAE, a statement said. This follows the signing of an agreement yeste

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Dubai's foreign trade soars to $362bn

Dubai's foreign trade volumes surged to a record Dh1.329 trillion ( $272 billion) in 2013 from Dh1.235 trillion, thus achieving a Dh94 billion increase over the previous year, according to data from the emirate's customs department.

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