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 About FCA

  • The FCA was established by the Federal Decree Law no. (1) of 2003 G issued by H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan on establishment of the Federal Customs Authority (FCA).
  • According to the Decree Law no. (1) of 2003 G, the FCA is responsible for the customs affairs. It draws the customs policy in cooperation with customs departments, prepare standardized legislation to regulate the customs work, supervise the execution of the legislation by the customs departments and the related governmental authorities and protect the country from smuggling and fraud in cooperation and coordination with the relevant authorities.

Functions and Responsibilities


Article (5) of the Decree Law no (1) of 2003 G precisely determined the jurisdictions of the FCA in the following points:
  1. Setting the general policy of customs affairs in the State in cooperation with customs departments and supervising its implementation.
  2. Proposing draft laws related to customs affairs and supervision of their implementation.
  3. Regulating customs works in the State.
  4. Proposing dues of custom services provided that it is ratified by a resolution by the Council of Ministers.
  5. Preparing regulations, rules, procedures and customs statements applicable in the State.
  6. Preparing rules and regulations for combating smuggling and fraud, and supervising and controlling their implementation.
  7. Coordinating with customs departments regarding unification of joint customs services among customs departments.
  8. Controlling tariff application and customs procedures, standardizing paper documents and customs data, and setting a plan for joint development and training.
  9. Collecting and disseminating data, information and statistics related in nature to customs in the State.
  10. Representing the State in Arab, regional and international meetings and conferences and following up the implementation of resolutions issued therein, in cooperation with the competent authorities in the State.
  11. Implementing entry procedures into the State in the customs union of the GCC States, or in any other customs unions.