Dubai – 15 January 2023: H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, commenced the 2023 visit program by visiting the Inland Customs Centers Management.
Musabih toured the Management along with the senior management team who accompanied him in the visit. He reviewed the customs services and facilities the Department provides to clients at two centers: Ducamz Customs Center and Dry Port Customs Center.
He was briefed on the achievements of the Management and affiliated centers in 2022, as well as the plans and programs adopted to enhance performance, and facilitate trade in support of the national economy and the emirate’s distinguished global position.
Musabih shared; “Our smart and advanced services in Dubai Customs enable clients complete their transactions from anywhere in a very short time. This has raised our clients’ happiness to a record 99% and reflected positively on mutual trade and foreign investment in the emirate. The customs centers keep developing so that they can keep up with the buzzing tourism and travel activity in the emirate, and to ensure safe and pleasant travel experience for every passenger at Dubai Airports.”
The Inland Customs Centers Management completed 791,000 customs declarations and made 574 seizures in 2022. Hatta Border Crossing center dealt with 586,920 vehicles and 78,696 trucks last year. The crossing plays a major role in supplying the local market with foodstuffs and building materials. Vegetables and fruits, perfumes, electrical appliances, electronics, foodstuffs, soft drinks, juices, dairy products, marble, ceramics, cars and engines, heavy machinery, and cement are the main commodities that cross the border on a daily basis.
Ducamz Customs Center, the only of its kind in the region, facilitates importing and re-exporting vehicles for clients in line with the free zone’s procedures and policies. Clients can clear their shipments 24/7.
The Dry Port Customs Center completed 254,118 VCC vehicle carnets in 2022.