FCA - UAE,Federal Customs Authority -United Arab Emirates

FCA - UAE,Federal Customs Authority -United Arab Emirates

UAE transfers AED 1 billion customs duties for the GCC in 2018
1/2/2019
The Federal Customs Authority announced that the total value of customs duties transferred by the UAE to the GCC countries amounted to about one billion dirhams in 2018, as well as transfers from the GCC to the local customs administrations. Through the implementation of 168726 transactions in the Automated Transfer Customs Duty (ATCD) system, which was launched in October 2015.

In its report, the Authority stated that the value of customs duties transferred by the UAE to the Gulf States for goods and commodities that entered the GCC  countries through customs entry points  in the UAE amounted to AED 866.4 million, representing 84% of the total amount transferred during the year 2018. This reflects the processing  of 134.3 thousand transactions.

 The customs duties on goods and commodities destined for the UAE transferred from the GCC countries to the local Customs Administrations in the UAE amounted to AED 136.8 million. This reflects processing of 34.4 thousand transactions representing 14% of the total amount transferred during of the year.

HE Ali Al Neyadi, Commissioner of the Authority, stated that the ATCD system is one of the latest technical tools that contribute to enhancing GCC customs cooperation by shortening the time taken for dutys transfer. This took a year under the previous clearance system (Makassa) and is now only 30 days.

HE stressed that high volume of remittance reflects the key role of the UAE in the GCC Customs Union in implementing the system.  The country is the first gateway to the GCC countries as well as being a regional trading hub for the Middle East and neighboring regions. He added, “The ATCD reflects the positive contribution of the UAE to GCC customs work and the country’s pivotal role in supporting the GCC economic, trade and security cooperation,”

HE Ali Al Neyadi mentioned, "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has the largest share of total customs duties transferred by the UAE to the Gulf countries during 2018, its share of total transferred fees was AED 456.1 million, representing 52.6%. Followed by Oman with a share of AED 241.4 million dirhams or 27.9%. Kuwait came third with a share of AED 118.1 million, representing 13.6%, and Bahrain's share of total remittances reached AED 48.3 million, representing 5.6%. "

The ATCD system includes an advanced mechanism for the transfer of data on goods and commodities moving through customs entry points between the UAE and the GCC. The digital system links the systems of the Federal Customs Authority and the systems of the Local Customs Administrations in the UAE with the Information Center of the General Secretariat of the GCC States and the Gulf Customs administrations.

HE mentioned that the Federal Customs Authority ATCD system has won the Emirates Idea Award 2017 organized by the Dubai Quality Group, of innovation category in the field of Smart Government.​

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