Dubai Customs unveils blockchain platform to enhance commercial operations

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dubai Customs launches blockchain platform
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Dubai Customs has launched its blockchain platform in a pioneering step aimed at enhancing efficiency and transparency in commercial operations within Dubai and across borders.

This secure and efficient digital network marks a significant achievement in the digital transformation journey, aiming to strengthen collaboration between government entities and logistics industries.

It reflects Dubai Customs’ commitment to innovation and its vision to help consolidate the emirate’s position as a leading global trade hub.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem Chairman Dubai Ports
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation

“The launch of the platform is part of Dubai’s blockchain strategy for digital transactions initiated by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai. The aim is to explore and evaluate the latest technological innovations that help provide secure, efficient, and effective services, thereby enhancing Dubai’s position as a leading global city in advancing technology and smart economy initiatives. The platform also helps consolidate Dubai’s entrepreneurship and global competitiveness capabilities. We are proud to launch the new blockchain platform, which represents a quantum leap in enhancing the efficiency of business operations in Dubai. This innovation reflects our vision to make Dubai a global hub for trade and logistics.”

“We believe that adopting modern technologies like blockchain will significantly contribute to improving the business environment and enhancing Dubai’s position as a major center for global trade. We are committed to supporting all efforts aimed at improving and simplifying business operations in Dubai and supporting its digital strategy,” Ahmed bin Sulayem added.

Dr. Abdullah Busnad, Director General of Dubai Customs, highlighted that the blockchain platform launch is a crucial step in facilitating trade movement and enhancing Dubai’s position as a global logistics hub.

Dr. Busnad underscored that the platform will not only benefit Dubai Customs but also serve as a valuable tool for collaboration with other government entities. The goal is to make the business environment in Dubai smoother, more streamlined, and transparent.

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