FCA - UAE,Federal Customs Authority -United Arab Emirates
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The FCA was established in 2003 by virtue of decree law No. (1) of
2003, issued by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, then the president
of the state on the establishment of the FCA.
21 July 2015, the FCA has shifted to another stage of the customs work upon the
issuance of the decree law No. 8 of 2015 as the said law granted the FCA
additional powers contributing to protect the community security, facilitate
trade, develop and support customs work and promote the UAE competitiveness in
The Authority is the entity entitled to deal with
customs affairs in the State, and shall be responsible for customs policymaking
along with preparing unified legislations for organizing Customs work and anti-customs
smuggling and fraud. It shall also ensure their implementation by competent
authorities according to this law and laws, regulations and decisions in force.
The Authority Terms of
Authority shall assume the following terms of reference:
Setting general policy for customs affairs inside the
State in coordination with customs departments and overseeing, monitoring and
assuring its implementation after its approval by the Cabinet.
Proposing the draft laws related to the customs
affairs in the State and overseeing, checking and inspecting its implementation
by customs departments after their issuance.
Preparing rules and regulations and procedures
organizing customs works in the State, monitoring and inspecting its
Preparing, unifying and adopting measures of customs
risk management, setting and approval of rules and regulation shared between
customs risk management and monitoring and inspection of its implementation.
Adopting best practices and measurements in customs
work and monitoring and inspection on their implementation by customs
Proposing fees related to customs services in
coordination with customs departments and submitting it to the Cabinet for
issuance and assurance of its implementation.
Setting and adopting unified customs procedures for
inspection, tariff, information and customs licensing and monitoring and
inspection on application of these procedures by customs departments.
Monitoring and inspecting the imported, exported and
transient goods through customs ports in coordination with customs departments.
Coordinating with competent entities to take necessary
steps to ban entry of goods and prohibited items inside the State.
Managing and operating of customs departments in the
ports of the State, if any of them require that.
preparing and publishing data, information and statistics, of customs nature in
the State in Arabs, regional or international conventions and meetings of
customs nature and follow up implementation of decisions they issue in
coordination with competent entities inside the State.
of procedures associated to joining of the State to GCC Customs Union and any
other customs unions.
adopting and implementing central mechanism in coordination with customs
departments for collection and distribution of custom fees with GCC to coincide
with laws and treaties in force in this regard.
adopting a plan for joint training and developing of customs staff members of
necessary support for the custom departments when required.
missions assigned to the Authority by the Cabinet.