FCA - UAE,Federal Customs Authority -United Arab Emirates
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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
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.
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.