by Salem Saeed Al Romaithi, Executive Director, Technical Affairs Sector, Abu Dhabi General Administration of Customs
Abu Dhabi Customs has a vital role to play in achieving the government’s objective to deliver world-class smart services and move forward on the journey towards smart transformation. To fulfil this aim, Abu Dhabi Customs embarked on a project to replace the legacy manual customs clearance process with an entirely electronic e-Clearance process based on the concept of a single window. This was a huge undertaking: in 2013 alone, Abu Dhabi Customs processed USD 36bn of non-oil based international trade, with 1.2 million customs declarations and customs revenue of USD 681m.
Abu Dhabi Customs
Abu Dhabi General Administration of Customs was established in 1966 and plays an important and pivotal role in stimulating the national economy. It is also the cornerstone of the commercial traffic in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Customs is also known as the country’s frontline of security and safety based on its vision of “homeland security and a prosperous economy “.