ADAFSA launches Food Import & Export Management Information System

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has launched Food Import and Export Management Information System (FIEMIS) during its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2022.

The platform allows completing food import and export services through the Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform (ATLP) operated by Abu Dhabi Ports’ Maqta Gateway and under the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development’s supervision.

The FIEMIS provides a single window for importers and exporters to conduct their business, facilitate relevant procedures, release food shipments before arriving at the port, track import and export orders. The system supports food trade and import operations across Abu Dhabi’s ports while ensuring food safety.

To facilitate food import and export operations, the FIEMIS allows the completion of seven services provided by ADAFSA online including food import companies’ registration, imported food products registration, import food products request, and inspection of food shipments transferred from other emirates. The services also incorporate export food products certificate requests, disposal letter requests, and submitting a customs declaration in coordination with the General Administration of Customs.

H.E. Dr. Maryam Hareb Al Suwaidi, Deputy Director General for Operational Affairs at ADAFSA said that “We are pleased to collaborate with Maqta Gateway. This collaboration will facilitate commercial traffic across Abu Dhabi’s land, sea and air ports, improve customer experience, and accelerate procedures. Developing an integrated digital infrastructure would enable ADAFSA and its partners to promote food supplies, help achieve sustainable agricultural development in Abu Dhabi, and ensure food safety throughout the supply chain.”

To tighten control over non-conforming food products, the FIEMIS features a food safety dashboard displaying food alerts issued by regional and international organizations. The system also enables users to recall non-conforming products by contacting relevant food companies.

Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, the CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports’ Digital Cluster and the CEO of Maqta Gateway, commented that ATLP’s collaboration with ADAFSA is an important step to utilize the latest technologies in boosting trade operations across the region. Dr. Al Dhaheri affirmed Maqta Gateway’s willingness to share knowledge and expertise with partners to digitalize business operations using advanced technology, providing a smooth, transparent and informative food trade system for users.

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