Dubai customs reveals clearance of EXPO goods worth $258mn

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Dubai Customs has announced that they have completed 1,432 customs declarations for EXPO 2020 goods, with 12,600 tons of consignment which have a value of $258 million, cleared especially for the mega event.

As the countdown for EXPO 2020 Dubai begins, Dubai Customs also revealed the facilities and preferential services to the exhibitors and visitors including online registration and submission of customs declarations and approval of electronic documents without the need to visit the customs centers.

Exhibitors can use Dubai Trade Portal to get permits and licenses. Countries participating in EXPO 2020, which begins on 1st October, are exempted from registration fees, and exhibitors’ documents will have unique codes for preferential and speedy clearance.

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih
Director General
Dubai Customs

“We have been supporting EXPO 2020 since the very beginning of the hosting journey and will keep providing our facilities and services to all exhibitors. We have a plethora of preferential services and facilities dedicated to serving the event’s exhibitors including the dedicated Smart Customs EXPO 2020 Channel, the ATA Carnet, the Authorized Economic Operator and the iDeclare App, which expedites passenger traffic.”

Dubai Customs has secured the award of government authorities supporting Expo 2020 for adopting an integrated approach to ensure the long-term usage of Expo 2020’s resources.

Mr. Ibrahim Kamali, Director of Passenger Operations Department stated that “All the 864 employees at the Passenger Operations Department are fully prepared to serve the exhibition, including 447 inspection officers who will work on 24-hour rotating shifts.”

Dubai Customs had organized a training program for the inspectors in collaboration with Dubai Airports to prepare them to receive and host visitors and respond to their inquiries including timings, tickets, venue, pavilions, etc.

All visitors who have invitations will have a faster path, and the same applies to people of special needs. The latest updates to the iDeclare App will help passengers declare their financial belongings easily, even without a need for an internet connection.

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