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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Customs rules governing trade between Gulf states need to be adapted to the needs of the region's e-commerce industry, Hussein Hachem, the chief executive of Dubai logistics company Aramex, said on Monday.
The current regulati